Disinfection by-Products (DBPs)

Darin Skutt will review the Stage 1 and Stage 2 DBP regulations that affect drinking water plants and the sources that lead to DBPs in a system. Treatment options for removing the pre-cursors to DBPs will be discussed with a focus on permanganate pre-treatment. Permanganate jar testing and residual testing to determine a dosage for DBP control will be shown along with the best application points for permanganate treatment in a plant setting. Several case studies from pilot testing to full scale testing in a water treatment plant will be covered with DBP results from the distribution system.