A method for determination of trihalomethane formation potential in soil

X. H. Yang*, S. Y. Li, R. L. Qiu, P. Wang, S. H. Li

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A method for determining the trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP) in soil is shown based on a simulating examination of halogenating reaction of THM precurors in raw waters from soils under the similar conditions as in water purification processes. The design of experimental conditions (such as water/soil ratio, shaking time, chlorine dose etc.) is discussed. The selected test conditions are as follows: soils passed through a 0.25 mm sieve, shaking time of 4 h, pH controlled at 7.0 ± 0.1, chlorine dose of 8 mg/L, reaction temperature of 20°C, reaction time of 24 h.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalZhongshan Daxue Xuebao/Acta Scientiarum Natralium Universitatis Sunyatseni
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Soil
  • Trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP)
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)

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  • General


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