Disinfection by-products in swimming pool water: Formation, modeling, and control

Hao L. Tang, Ricky J. Ristau, Yuefeng F. Xie

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Disinfection is practiced to minimize the occurrence and growth of microbial pathogens and thus ensure the hygienic safety of swimming pool water. However, potentially hazardous disinfection by-products (DBPs) are formed from the reaction between disinfectants and DBP precursors. This chapter discusses the formation of these DBPs in swimming pool water and modeling approaches for quantification of their levels given estimates of anthropogenic contaminant input in swimming pools. Promising DBP control technologies are also discussed. Overview of the three key aspects related to swimming pool water help readers to better understand the profile of DBPs and their control in swimming pool water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Disinfection By-Products
EditorsYuefeng Xie, Bill Mitch, Tanju Karanfil, Paul Westerhoff
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780841230767
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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