Water sanitation hygiene

Alternative drinking-water disinfectants:

Bromine, iodine and silver

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 194
Publication date: 2018
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-4-151369-2



Disinfection of drinking-water supplies has been one of the most significant public health advancements of the last century with respect to reducing waterborne disease.

Although chlorine has been used as the disinfectant of choice for public drinking-water supplies for the past century, a number of emerging or alternative compounds are used or are being considered for the disinfection of drinking-water.

This series reviews the state of the knowledge on the application, efficacy and toxicity of bromine, iodine and silver as drinking-water disinfectants.

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