- Project No 1018
- Project Name Occurrence and management of NDMA and other nitrogenous disinfection by-products in Australian drinking and recycled waters
- Lead Organisation SA Water
- Research Lead AWQC
- Main Researcher Gayle Newcombe, Julie Culbert, Jim Morran
- Completion Year 2013
N-nitrosodiumdimethylamine (NDMA) in drinking water is one of many factors – such as a persons’ genes – that cause cancer. Although NDMA is not a sole cause of cancer, the water industry aims to minimise its contribution to illness and disease. This research measured levels of NDMA in drinking and recycled waters and found the majority well below the Australian Drinking Water Guideline values that are considered safe for public consumption. Different sources of NDMA were identified and water monitoring and treatment strategies to optimise NDMA removal from source waters were recommended.