Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproducts

Adya Reduces Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproducts in Water

Water suppliers add disinfectants, such as chlorine and chloramines, to drinking water in an effort to help control microbes. However, disinfection can be difficult as certain microbes are exceedingly resistant to conventional disinfection practices. Additionally, when disinfectants are added to water and react with natural organic matter, such as decaying vegetation, disinfection byproducts are formed, which are known to cause various health risks.

Adya products remove 100% of chlorine and reduce chloramine and trihalomethanes to below detectable limits in water.

By using our products to remove toxic chemicals like chlorine from your drinking water, not only will your water be safer to drink, but it won't smell or taste like a swimming pool.

 

Chlorine
Chlorine is a widely used disinfectant. Not only does chlorine affect the taste of water, but drinking chlorinated water in excess may result in nose and eye irritation and stomach discomfort.

Chloramine
Chloramine is a disinfectant that is formed when ammonia is added to water containing free chlorine. Drinking water containing chloramine in excess may cause nose and eye irritation, stomach discomfort and even anemia.

Trihalomethanes (THM's)
THM's are tasteless, odorless disinfection byproducts that occur when disinfectants are added to water that contains organic matter. Drinking water contaminated with THM's in excess may result in liver, kidney, or central nervous system problems and an increased risk of cancer.

 
SOURCES:
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/disinfectants.cfm
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/disinfectionbyproducts.cfm