National occurrence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

Liew, Deborah, Culbert, Julie, Linge, Kathryn, Jose Farre, Maria, Knight, Nicole, Morran, Jim, Halliwel, David, Newcombe, Gayle and Charrois, Jeffrey W. A. (2015). National occurrence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). In: Tanju Karanfil, Bill Mitch, Paul Westerhoff and Yuefeng Xie, Symposium on Occurrence, Formation, Health Effects and Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water / 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (135-149). 10-14 August 2014. doi:10.1021/bk-2015-1190.ch008

Author Liew, Deborah
Culbert, Julie
Linge, Kathryn
Jose Farre, Maria
Knight, Nicole
Morran, Jim
Halliwel, David
Newcombe, Gayle
Charrois, Jeffrey W. A.
Title of paper National occurrence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
Conference name Symposium on Occurrence, Formation, Health Effects and Control of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water / 248th ACS National Meeting
Conference location San Francisco, CA, United States
Conference dates 10-14 August 2014
Journal name Recent Advances in Disinfection By-Products   Check publisher's open access policy
Series ACS Symposium Series
Place of Publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1021/bk-2015-1190.ch008
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780841230767
ISSN 0097-6156
Editor Tanju Karanfil
Bill Mitch
Paul Westerhoff
Yuefeng Xie
Volume 1190
Start page 135
End page 149
Total pages 15
Language eng
Abstract/Summary To date, limited exposure data have been published on N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) occurrence in Australian drinking water. Here, we present a comprehensive analysis of data from the largest survey of NDMA in Australian drinking water, with a total of 211 samples, from 38 drinking water treatment plants across five states and one territory. Samples were collected at the treatment plants after disinfection as well as in the distribution systems. Only nine water treatment plants reported NDMA above 5 ng/L. NDMA was detected in more than half of the samples collected (57 of 87) from these plants, but all detections were below the Australian Drinking Water Guideline (100 ng/L). In agreement with other studies, NDMA was more frequently detected in chloraminated waters than chlorinated waters. The dosing of certain coagulant aids, and addition of ammonia prior to chlorine during chloramination were key factors in the formation of NDMA. Overall the results show that the drivers for NDMA formation in Australia are similar to those found in other studies worldwide.
Keyword Municipal waste-water
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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