Disinfection Byproducts

Disinfection Byproducts


The SeaQuest Solution

Because SeaQuest can operate at a lower pH, and because using SeaQuest keeps minerals soluble, less chlorine-based disinfectants are typically used. As a result, fewer byproducts are produced.

What leads to Disinfection Byproducts ?

When organic material is oxidized, typically using a chlorine-based disinfectant, hazardous byproducts can be produced. Several common disinfection byproducts are chloroform, bromodichloromethane, bromoform, and dibromochloromethane. These types of materials are commonly known as THMs and HAAs, and can be cancerous at elevated levels.

To reduce the amount of byproducts, fewer organics can be introduced or less disinfectant can be used. Other treatment methods can provide physical removal of the byproducts prior to being introduced into the distribution system.

Disinfection Byproducts

Dave is the Vice President and General Manager of AquaSmart, and a Chemical Engineer.

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