Haloforms and Related Compounds in Drinking Water

  • Anastasia D. Nikolaou

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 5 / 5G)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. F. H. Frimmel, J. B. Jahnel
    Pages 1-19
  3. Przemyslaw Andrzejewski, Jacek Nawrocki
    Pages 61-94
  4. Bernard Legube
    Pages 95-116
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-221

About this book


Drinking water quality has been a matter of concern for several decades. Disinfection of drinking water improves its microbiological quality and prevents disease outbreaks. However, continuously increasing scientific research concerns the presence of organic and inorganic contaminants in water. Many of these compounds, named haloforms, originate from the procedure of disinfection, being formed during reactions of disinfectants with natural organic matter present in water. Haloforms may possess carcinogenic or mutagenic properties; therefore minimization of their concentrations in drinking water is a critical issue. Regulatory measures are becoming more and more stringent, as new health effects become known and optimized high-sensitivity analytical methodologies are being developed. Up-to-date research findings concerning all these aspects have been collected, critically reviewed, summarized, and are presented and discussed in the present book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anastasia D. Nikolaou
    • 1
  1. 1.Water and Air Quality Lab., Dept. of Environm. StudiesUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-53618-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44997-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
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