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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.031

COMPARISON OF TRIHALOMETHANES CONCENTRATION FOR VARIETY SYSTEMS OF SWIMMING POOL WATER PREPARATION

I. Klosok-Bazan, A. Sowa-Watrak
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-08-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 51, 235-242 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.031

ABSTRACT

Halogen derivatives of hydrocarbons - trihalomethanes (THMs), are formed in disinfected swimming pool water– mostly when chlorine compounds are used for the process. THMs have a negative impact on human health because they are carcinogenic and mutagenic. In Poland, the contents of THMs in swimming pool water and air are standardized, the norm for swimming pool water is 100 g/dm3. Several factors can influence the THMs formation in water, but most important are processes and chemicals used for water treatment. The main aim of the study was the comparsion of the trihalomethanes concentration for variety systems of swimming pool water preparation. The results showed that the used water purification system reflects the quality of the swimming pool water for the content of the THM.

Keywords: trihalomethanes, disinfection byproducts, swimming pool