Types of Disinfection By-Products


DBPs can be organic42,43 [e.g., trihalomethanes, chlorinated phenols, haloketones, haloacetic acids, and haloacetonitriles (HANs)] or inorganic,44,45,46 (e.g. chloramines and cyanogen chloride). The major by-products of DISINFECTION using hypobromous acid (HOBr) and hypochlorous acid (HOCl) are bromoform (CHBr3) and chloroform (CHCl3), respectively. Chloroform and bromoform are highly volatile compounds that can be inhaled in AQUATIC VENUE environments and also readily absorbed through the skin.47,48,49

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