Pollutants from water treatment

The occurrence of disinfection byproducts in natural waters poses a health risk for humans as well as aquatic organisms. This concerns not only the byproducts regulated by authorities, mainly the US Environmental Protection Agency, but also others that are not commonly monitored. This article presents a method for the fast, simultaneous determination of 15 regulated and unregulated disinfection byproducts, which was recently developed at the University of Arizona together with Metrohm and Agilent.