Quantifying the Contribution of Disinfection Byproducts to the Toxicity of Wastewaters Purified for Potable Reuse
A critical roadblock to the implementation of potable reuse projects is uncertainty surrounding the human health impacts of chemical constituents. Therefore, it is imperative to understand whether potable reuse waters present higher chemical-derived human health risks than conventional drinking waters.
This webcast presented the findings of Quantifying the Contribution of Disinfection Byproducts to the Toxicity of Wastewaters Purified for Potable Reuse: Which Byproduct Classes Matter? (4737). Through this project, the toxicity of a series of representative conventional drinking waters using either pristine or wastewater-impacted source waters was compared to waters associated with potable reuse operations. Research results highlighted in the webcast will include the contributions and cytotoxicity of both regulated and emerging disinfection byproducts of current regulatory and research interest.
William Mitch, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Lyndsey Bloxom, Research Program Manager, The Water Research Foundation