September 17, 2015
WaterRA has commissioned a number of "impact studies" to assess the influence and benefits derived from long-term research on a number of significant topics for the water industry. The most recent looks at the impacts and benefits of research on disinfection by-products in Australia.
Fundamental and applied research in Australia has led to a much greater understanding of the chemistry and conditions under which DBPs are formed, resulting in improved water quality.
Authors Kathryn Linge, Deborah Liew, Ina Kristiana, Keith Cadee, Jeffrey Charrois and Cynthia Joll cover DBP research conducted in Australia over 30 years and consider its impact on the drinking water industry in terms of knowledge foundation, risk management and optimising operations.
The authors conclude that much of Australia’s current DBP expertise has resulted from the sustained investment in water research by the CRCWQT and its successor, WQRA (now WaterRA).