Disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water and the predictive models for their occurrence: a review

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2003.05.001
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TypeArticle
Journal titleScience of the Total Environment
Volume321
IssueApril
Pages2146; # of pages: 26
Subjectdrinking water, water quality, disinfection, DBPs, predictive modelling, health risk; Water quality
AbstractDisinfection for drinking water reduces the risk of pathogenic infection but may pose chemical threat to human health due to disinfection residues and their by-products (DBPs) when the organic and inorganic precursors are present in water. More than 250 DBPs have been identified, but the behavioral profile of only about 20 DBPs are adequately known. In the last two decades, many modelling attempts have been made to predict the occurrence of DBPs in drinking water. Models have been developed based on data generated in laboratory-scaled and field-scaled investigations. The objective of this paper is to review DBPs predictive models, identify their advantages and limitations, and examine their potential applications as decision-making tools for water treatment analysis, epidemiological studies and regulatory concerns. The paper concludes with a discussion about the future research needs in this area.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44499
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NPARC number20386187
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