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Studies on Disinfection By-Products and Drinking Water

June 28, 2006

Drinking water is disinfected with chemicals to remove pathogens, such as Giardia and Cryptosproridium, and prevent waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. During disinfection, by-products are formed at trace concentrations. Because some of these by-products are suspected carcinogens, drinking water utilities must maintain the effectiveness of the disinfection process while minimizing the formation of by-products.

Publication Year 2007
Title Studies on Disinfection By-Products and Drinking Water
DOI 10.3133/fs20043032
Authors Colleen E. Rostad
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2004-3032
Index ID fs20043032
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey