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Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water Systems - Chapter 7.5: Photoelectrocatalytic Treatment and Disinfection By-Products Formation

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Selcuk, H, Dunlop, PSM, Byrne, JA and Anderson, MA (2007) Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water Systems - Chapter 7.5: Photoelectrocatalytic Treatment and Disinfection By-Products Formation. In: UNSPECIFIED Nova Science Publishers , ISBN 1-60021-322-7 [Book section]

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Abstract

Book Description: The occurrence of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water has been an issue of major concern during several decades. The formation of many DBPs species during water disinfection has been documented, while new by-products are still being detected, as the analytical instrumentation available becomes more accurate and sensitive. Most of the DBPs have been proven to have toxic effects on living organisms; therefore they pose risks to human health during drinking water consumption. The factors affecting their formation have been extensively investigated, their transport and fate have been studied, modelling efforts for several of them have been performed, in order to understand better their behaviour and therefore try to minimize their occurrence in waters. Techniques for their removal from water have also been applied, and a variety of disinfection methods or combinations of disinfecting agents have been investigated with the aim to produce safe drinking water containing the minimum possible concentrations of DBPs. This book deals with the advances in control of DBPs in drinking water systems. Further than an providing an overview of existing disinfection techniques and by-products, up-to-date information on the parameters affecting the procedures of DBPs formation, analytical methods for their determination, toxicity, regulation, it pays special emphasis on the advanced treatment methods applied recently for DBPs control and presents recent promising findings as well as case studies in this field, as the relevant research is proceeding, producing more knowledge and practical solutions in regard to the disinfected drinking water quality.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:titanium dioxide; photoelectrocatalysis; disinfection; by-products
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:14012
Deposited By:Dr Patrick Dunlop
Deposited On:02 Jun 2010 09:17
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 11:16

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