In the early 1900s, chlorination virtually eliminated waterborne epidemics, increasing life expectancy by 50%! Today, modern innovation provides numerous additional choices for safe, effective disinfection, each with advantages and disadvantages. Here, we look at the pros and cons of the following water and wastewater disinfection options: chlorine gas, on-site sodium hypochlorite, commercial hypochlorite, on-site chlorine generation, chlorine dioxide, ozone, and UV. With so many choices, understanding treatment process goals is fundamental to choosing the right disinfection option.
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