• Project No 1061
  • Project Name Characterisation of DBP formation for water quality management – Stage 2
  • Lead Organisation SA Water
  • Research Lead AWQC
  • Main Researcher Mary Drikas
  • Completion Year 2013

Project Description

Natural organic matter (NOM) and bromide in source waters react with disinfectants to produce disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water. This research quantified NOM and bromine in raw water and after coagulation treatment with alum. Neither raw nor alum-treated water were toxic in two laboratory tests. This research used a new site to confirm previous findings (Project 1041) that coagulation reduces DBP formation and toxicity after chlorination.