Dechlorination of town water bottling plant in Stapylton – Queensland
Chlorination is a common method to maintain water, such as drinking water and swimming pool water, biologically safe. It is used to destroy pathogenic micro-organisms, to oxidise taste/odour-forming compounds, and to form a disinfectant residual. The use of chlorine in these applications can lead to the formation of disinfection by-products (DBP) such as the trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetic acids. In addition to toxicity of THMs in drinking water, they can give a taste in beer, bottled water or soft drinks in the brewing and bottling industry.