The STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABE┼×-BOLYAI issue article summary

The summary of the selected article appears at the bottom of the page. In order to get back to the contents of the issue this article belongs to you have to access the link from the title. In order to see all the articles of the archive which have as author/co-author one of the authors mentioned below, you have to access the link from the author's name.

 
       
         
    STUDIA AMBIENTUM - Issue no. 1-2 / 2010  
         
  Article:   HEALTH RISKS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF DRINKING WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY.

Authors:  DANIELA VIOLETA DUMITRESCU, ANCA ELENA GURZAU, AURELIA PINTEA, ALEXANDRU ZEIC, CORNELIA HERTIA, MARIUS ROMAN.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  

Water safety management demands a quantitative understanding of how processes and actions affect water quality, which in turn requires an understanding of risk assessment. Contamination of drinking-water by microbial pathogens can cause disease outbreaks and contribute to background rates of disease. There are many treatment options for eliminating pathogens from drinking-water, and finding the right solution for a particular supply involves choosing from a range of processes. Chlorination has been successfully used for the control of waterborne infectious diseases and is the most widely used cost effective method of disinfection. The identification of chlorination byproducts (CBPs) and their potential health hazards has created a major issue in balancing chemical toxicity with risks from pathogenic microbes. The process of providing safe drinking water has relied on the protection of water sources, the application of the specific treatment technologies and the protection and maintaining quality in the distribution system. The health risk factors which can be associated with a drinking water treatment plant are related to: water contamination during treatment steps, final disinfection efficiency, distributed water quantity and distribution continuity.

Key words: drinking water treatment, technology, health benefits, health risks

 
         
     
         
         
      Back to previous page