AWWA Field Report: DBP reduction using mixed oxidants generated on site

Mixed oxidants generated on site have a demonstrated track record of reducing both total thrihalomethanes and haloacetic acids without the attendant problems associated with bromates and chlorites or issues regarding safe handling.

Mixed oxidants have the disinfection power of chlorite, but they have also been documented by numerous agencies to inactivate even chlorine-resistant microorganisms, much like ozone or chlorine dioxide does. In addition, because only sale and water are used as feedstocks, the use of mixed oxidants does not raise concerns about hazardous chemicals or safety.  Furthermore, the solution also leaves a durable chlorine residual in the distribution system.