Maintaining Disinfection and Disinfection By-Products Compliance via Water Treatment and Disinfection Control

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2024) | Viewed by 171

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia
Interests: water quality modelling; water treatment; DOC removal processes and their modelling; catalytic processes in the formation of DBP; chemical kinetic modelling; technological innovation in water treatment processes and control of disinfectant in distribution system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ensuring the quality of drinking water within distribution systems has become an increasingly challenging endeavor, exacerbated by stringent regulations, deteriorating raw water quality, and elevated temperatures resulting from climate change. This predicament underscores the imperative of focusing on the pivotal role played by water treatment and disinfection control in upholding compliant water quality throughout the distribution network.

Specifically, the application of water treatment, encompassing the removal of dissolved organic carbon and pre-oxidation processes, manifests a profound influence on the stability of disinfectants and curbing the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs). Regrettably, the escalating expenses associated with heightened organic carbon removal pose a notable challenge. Hence, a judicious approach involves optimizing the treatment levels and strategically managing the dosing of disinfectants, thereby attaining optimal water quality at a justifiable cost.

This Special Issue is dedicated to elucidating the existing knowledge applicable to this pressing concern, encompassing both established practices and innovative techniques. The objective is to present new research on cost-effective solutions that can be employed to safeguard and enhance water quality in the face of these multifaceted challenges.

Dr. George Kastl
Guest Editor

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  • chlorine decay
  • DOC removal
  • water treatment
  • chlorine decay modelling
  • THM
  • disinfection control
  • water quality modelling and optimisation

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