Water Disinfection


Kelly M. Buchanan (Editor)

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: TEC010030

Water disinfection is the deactivation, removal or killing of pathogens in order to avoid their growth and reproduction. If disinfection is not achieved, diseases such as typhoid and paratyphoid enteric fevers, cholera, hepatitis and diarrhea can alter human health. Chlorination is the most commonly used disinfection method currently used, but chlorine compounds react with substances present in water, such as amino acids, ammonia, organic matter, iron, and manganese. The result of such reactions are an extensive range of disinfection by-products (DBPs) like trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetic acids (HAAs), chlorophenols and chloramines. These DBPs could cause human health problems, endanger aquatic life and stay in the environment for long periods. This book presents current research in the study of water disinfection.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


By-Products of Drinking Water Disinfection: Trends and Challenges in their Monitoring
(Maria Concetta Bruzzoniti, Corrado Sarzanini, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy)

Appropriate and Sustainable Water Disinfection Methods for Developing Communities
(Angela R. Bielefeldt, Dept. Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado)

New Perspectives in Wastewater Disinfection
(Paola Verlicchi, Alessio Galletti, Mustafa Al Aukidy, Luigi Masotti, Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy)

Degradation of Polyethylene Pipes by Water Disinfectants
(Xavier Colin, Jacques Verdu, Benjamin Rabaud, Arts Et Metiers ParisTech, PIMM, Paris, France, and others)

Mutagens and Carcinogens in Water Resources
S. Sciacca, M. Ferrante, G. Oliveri Conti, University of Catania, Department “GF Ingrassia” Hygiene and Public Health, Catania, Italy)

Photocatalytic Disinfection of Water
(Javier Marugán, Rafael van Grieken, Cristina Pablos, Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles, Madrid, Spain)

Chlorine Dioxide By-Products Removal with Activated Carbon in Drinking Water
(Sabrina Sorlini, Carlo Collivignarelli, Department of Civil, Architecture, Landscape and Environmental Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy)

Carcinogens from Water Disinfection
(Salvatore Sciacca, Gea Oliveri Conti, Maria Fiore, Roberto Fallico, Margherita Ferrante, University of Catania, Department “G.F. Ingrassia” Hygiene and Public Health. Italy)

Water Disinfection using Peracetic Acid
(M.M. Munio, J.M. Poyatos, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, and others)*

Usability of Boron Doped Diamond Electrodes in the Field of Waste Water Treatment and Tap Water Disinfection
(Hannes Menapace, Stefan Weif, Markus Fellerer, Martin Treschnitzer, Josef Adam, Institute for Sustainable Waste Management and Technology, University of Leoben, Loeben, Austria, and others)*


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