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Disinfection By-products

In the United States, chemicals like chlorine are used to disinfect drinking water. While these chemicals are highly successful in killing waterborne diseases, some negative by-products are left behind in the water. “We are trying to find a balance between adding that disinfectant to our water and then having to deal with some of the other things that may happen as a result,” Inniss explains.

A Glass Half Full

Enos Inniss
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
UM Columbia

By Tanya Sneddon