Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Abstract

Disinfection has improved drinking water quality by significantly reducing the transmission of pathogens. However, the disinfectants react with natural organics in the water to produce by-products, such as trihalomethanes (THMs), which have been associated with adverse health effects. Therefore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has regulated THM concentrations in drinking water. This project examined whether the use of chloramines, compared to chlorine, at the Worcester water filtration plant would reduce the THM concentration in the water.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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