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 Volume 5, Issue 2 (February 2018), Pages: 108-117


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Disinfection and DBPs removal in drinking water treatment: A perspective for a green technology

 Author(s): Djamel Ghernaout 1, 2, 3, *


 1Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, PO Box 2440, Ha’il 81441, Saudi Arabia
 2Binladin Research Chair on Quality and Productivity Improvement in the Construction Industry, College of Engineering, University of Ha’il, PO Box 2440, Ha’il 81441, Saudi Arabia
 3Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Blida, PO Box 270, Blida 09000, Algeria

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The generation, monitoring, and health impacts of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in potable water are problems of worldwide worry. Several nations, besides the World Health Organization, possess regulations and/or guidelines on bearable levels of DBPs in water. Since drinking water is frequently remediated using a chemical killing agent, DBPs are pollutants to which several humans are unprotected. On account of the health impacts linked to subjection to chlorinated water and/or some DBPs, the water manufacturing has performed great endeavors to equilibrate killing pathogens and DBP monitoring. Large survey has been realized on rising DBPs of health and regulatory worry. In spite of the fact that the attention on DBPs was previously on chlorine- and bromine-containing carbonaceous DBPs, appearing DBPs comprise iodine-containing species, also halogenated and non-halogenated nitrogenous DBPs. In addition, latest toxicity experimentation has proposed that certain of the more recent PBPs are of more elevated toxicity than some of the regulated chemical products. Therefore, survey has been realized to better comprehend how to cost-effectively monitor a large interval of regulated and appearing DBPs. This comprises the usage of advanced remediation and killing pathogens methodologies. This paper shows certain of the newest research works at comprehending these significant DBP-related problems. Disinfection is killing microorganisms present in water; but, it is as well killing human beings drinking water by poisonous DBPs. Using chemicals for water treatment is finally a lost cause. 

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 Keywords: Chlorination by-products, Disinfection by-products, Natural organic matter, Trihalomethanes, Membrane processes

 Article History: Received 2 October 2017, Received in revised form 15 December 2017, Accepted 20 December 2017

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 Ghernaout D (2018). Disinfection and DBPs removal in drinking water treatment: A perspective for a green technology. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 108-117

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