Are Secondary Disinfectants Performing as Intended?

Vanessa Speight, Matteo Rubinato, Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz

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In many countries, regulations do not require the use of secondary disinfectants to ensure safe drinking water.
The water industry may be overly reliant on secondary disinfectants to compensate for less-than-ideal treatment and distribution system management.
The water industry should evaluate the use of secondary disinfectants to ensure the benefits are realized and that public health goals are being met.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-43
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Water Works Association
Issue number11
Early online date4 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


  • Chemicals
  • Chlorine
  • Disinfection
  • Disinfection Residuals
  • Distribution Systems
  • Filtration
  • Public Health
  • Sanitation
  • Treatment Plants
  • Ultraviolet Disinfection
  • Water Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Water Science and Technology


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