An Examination of the Relative Impact of Common Potable Water Disinfectants

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Disinfectants are commonly added to potable water to control bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae and fungi which can potentially lead to waterborne diseases. The three most common disinfectants used for maintaining a disinfectant residual in North America are chlorine, chloramines and chlorine dioxide. While these disinfectants are all oxidants, their unique… (More)

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