- Project No 1093
- Project Name Identifying and quantifying the outcomes of disinfection by-product research: Impacts on the Australian and international water industry
- Lead Organisation Water Research Australia
- Research Lead Curtin University
- Main Researcher Cynthia Joll, Kathryn Linge
- Completion Year 2015
Disinfection is essential for removing harmful microbial pathogens and making safe drinking water but can also cause formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs), some of which pose a health risk. Thirty years of research have amassed a wealth of knowledge about the identification, formation, treatment and control, toxicology and epidemiology of DBPs in Australia. This project compiled, assessed and presented an overview of DBP-related research in Australia.