Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts Standards for Water Safety Research

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Last modified: 8 May 2023
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After releasing the chlorinated phenol and resin acid standards last month, Alfa Chemistry announces to further diversify its supply of environmental goods standards by adding a new type—drinking water disinfection byproducts standards, which can be used in the R&D to better drinking water disinfection methods.

Drinking water comes from sources like lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and ground water aquifers, and hence need to be disinfected before consuming by people. However, while disinfectants are added during any part of the water treatment process, a wide variety of disinfection byproducts will be produced, which may pose health concerns for people.

Disinfectants can react with naturally-occurring materials in the water, which result in the formation of byproducts such as THM, HAA, chlorite, and bromate. Exposure to these byproducts can possibly lead to cancer and therefore should be carefully limited. To reduce the levels of contaminants in drinking water, primary standards and treatment techniques are employed. For example, it is suggested that prior to disinfection, conventional filtration treatments are required to remove specified percentages of organic materials that may react with disinfectants to form disinfection byproducts. Other control strategies include modification of disinfection practices in a manner that still provides adequate protection against pathogens.

To facilitate scientists’ exploration of better ways to reduce the occurrence of disinfection byproducts, Alfa Chemistry offers high quality standards for analytical or reference use.

The drinking water disinfection byproduct standards supplied by Alfa Chemistry include a range of haloketones, halonitromethanes, halomethanes, haloaldehydes, haloacids, haloacetonitriles and haloacetamides. Below are just some of them:

Dibromochloronitromethane (CAS 1184-89-0), bromochloronitromethane (CAS 135531-25-8), 1,1-dibromo-3-chloroacetone (CAS 1578-18-3), 3,3-dibromopropenoic acid (CAS 1578-21-8), (Z)-2-bromo-3-methyl-2-butenedioic acid (CAS 23366-89-4), 1,1,1-tribromoacetone (CAS 3770-98-7), tribromoacetamide (CAS 594-47-8), tribromoacetamide (CAS 71815-46-8), bromochloroacetaldehyde (CAS 98136-99-3), bromodichloroacetamide(CAS 98137-00-9), dibromoacetaldehyde (CAS 3039-13-2) and many more.

All products at Alfa Chemistry are strictly QC assessed so that high quality is guaranteed. Technique documents such as COA are also provided. For more information about drinking water disinfection byproducts standards or any other type of environmental goods standards at Alfa Chemistry, please visit the website https://www.alfa-chemistry.com/products/environmental-goods-standards-2206.html.

With expertise and the down-to-earth spirit, Alfa Chemistry has now successfully established itself as a reliable supplier of various chemicals such as catalysts, reagents, polymers and materials for both industrial and academic institutions. Meanwhile, the company also pays great attention to health and environmental problems and recently launched a new product line of environmental goods standards, which includes chlorinated phenol and resin acids standards, drinking water disinfection byproducts standards, and environmental contaminants standards.

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