Disinfection by-products in South East Queensland: Assessing potential effects of transforming disinfectants in the SEQ Water Grid

Maria José Farré, H. King, J. Keller, W. Gernjak, Nicole Knight, Kalinda Watson, G. Shaw, F.D.L. Leusch, R. Sadler, James R. Birt, M. Bartkow, P. Burrell

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Abstract

The formation potential of disinfection by-products (DBPs) from chlorination and monochloramination of sourcewater for South East Queensland (SEQ) drinking water was determined. Moreover, the effect on DBP formation oftransforming disinfectants in the SEQ Water Grid was simulated at the bench scale. Samples were collected aftercoagulation and before disinfection at Molendinar, Capalaba and Mt Crosby water treatment plants (WTP). Sampleswere filtered at the laboratory to simulate sand filtration. Reverse osmosis permeate before disinfection was taken atTugun desalination plant. DBPs measured were trihalomethanes (THMs), halonitromethanes (HNMs),haloacetonitriles (HANs), haloaldehydes (HAs), haloketones (HKs) and iodo-THMs (I-THMs).In general, the highest concentration of DBPs formed was observed when disinfecting source water
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience Forum and Stakeholder Engagement
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Linkages, Collaboration and Science Quality
EditorsD.K. Begbie, S.L. Wakem
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherUrban Water Security Research Alliance
Pages94-101
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventScience Forum and Stakeholder Engagement: Building Linkages, Collaboration and Science Quality - Brisbane, Brisbane , Australia
Duration: 14 Sep 201115 Sep 2011

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ISSN (Print)1839-1230
ISSN (Electronic)1839-1249

Conference

ConferenceScience Forum and Stakeholder Engagement
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period14/09/1115/09/11

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    Farré, M. J., King, H., Keller, J., Gernjak, W., Knight, N., Watson, K., Shaw, G., Leusch, F. D. L., Sadler, R., Birt, J. R., Bartkow, M., & Burrell, P. (2011). Disinfection by-products in South East Queensland: Assessing potential effects of transforming disinfectants in the SEQ Water Grid. In D. K. Begbie, & S. L. Wakem (Eds.), Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement: Building Linkages, Collaboration and Science Quality (pp. 94-101). Urban Water Security Research Alliance.