Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Measurement of ammonia in ground and surface water has a worthwhile summary of water management in the UK: As global warming increases pressure on the world's water reserves, it is necessary to regulate water consumption and in some cases limit water use altogether. Recently, authorities worldwide have imposed limits on the use of groundwater, proposing increases in the use of surface water. Although this is an effective method of conserving water sources, the combination of ground and surface water can significantly affect the water disinfection process.

The most common method used for water disinfection is the use of either chloramines or free chlorine. With the recent introduction of limits on the use of groundwater, it is necessary to develop new techniques of monitoring water quality and in particular obtaining reliable measurements of ammonia, chlorine and chloramines….

A water treatment plant in Switzerland, Rama, Wikimedia Commons

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