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DBP's: Significance of Phytoplankton in formation and speciation

Project Number # 4510-15

Disinfection By-products: Significance of Phytoplankton in formation and speciation

Project Leader:  Adam Tomlinson

Water safety and water security remains one of the greatest concerns with regards to human health. To ensure a potable water source, it is imperative that chemical disinfection is applied to remove harmful pathogenic microorganisms. However, the chlorination of water results in a residual challenge caused by the formation of disinfection by-products. It is necessary to further investigate the contribution phytoplankton has on the formation of disinfection by-products during the disinfection process.

 

Supervisors:  A/Prof Justin Brookes [University of Adelaide] and
                      Dr Mary Drikas [SA Water Corporation]

Sponsor:        SA Water Corporation

Mentor:          Prof David Halliwell [Deakin University]