Liu J1, Zhang X1, Li Y1.
Environ Sci Technol. 2016 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]Chlorine disinfection of wastewater effluents rich in bromide and iodide ions results in the formation of relatively toxic bromo- and iodo-disinfection byproducts (DBPs), especially highly toxic bromophenolic and iodophenolic DBPs, which could harm the marine ecosystem when they are discharged into receiving seawater along with the wastewater effluents. In this study, we investigated the conversion of three individual halophenolic DBPs (5-bromosalicylic acid, 2,5-dibromohydroquinone, and 2,4,6-triiodophenol) and two chlorinated saline wastewater DBP mixtures in seawater. Read More