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Evaluating the drinking water quality through an efficient chlorine decay model

Jegatheesan, V., Kim, S. H. and Joo, C. K. 2006, Evaluating the drinking water quality through an efficient chlorine decay model, Water science and technology : water supply, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.2166/ws.2006.774.

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Title Evaluating the drinking water quality through an efficient chlorine decay model
Author(s) Jegatheesan, V.
Kim, S. H.
Joo, C. K.
Journal name Water science and technology : water supply
Volume number 6
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 7
Publisher IWA Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-07-01
ISSN 1606-9749
1607-0798
Keyword(s) Chlorine decay kinetics
chlorine demand
fractionation
trihalomethanea
Summary The performance of a treatment plant in reducing chlorine consuming substances as well as total trihalomethane formation (TTHM) could be evaluated rapidly using an accurate chlorine decay model as used in this study. The model could estimate the concentrations of fast and slow reacting agents (FRA and SRA–including organic and inorganic substances) and fast and slow reacting nitrogenous compounds (FRN and SRN) that are present in test waters. By estimating those concentrations in source and treated waters one could evaluate the performance of the treatment plant as well as provide options such as better catchment management for source water protection or treatment upgrades (e.g. enhanced coagulation) to remove chlorine consuming compounds which also have the potential to form THMs.
Language eng
DOI 10.2166/ws.2006.774
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, IWA Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30039702

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering
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