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Coal Tar Enamel Project

Project Number # 1010

Identification and Prevention of Chemical Contamination Causing Taint and Odour in Water from Coal Tar Enamel Lined Pipes

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This project aimed to:

  • identify chemicals responsible for tastes and odours from coal tar enamel lined pipes. A desktop survey of the toxicity of these chemicals is included
  • replicate and investigate the mechanism of tainting by laboratory simulation, and to analyse any disinfection by-products
  • investigate methods for eliminating the taste and odours, and to verify that any recommended treatment does not produce any toxic by-products