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Disinfection: Chlorine, Ozone and Ultraviolet light

Describe and compare disinfection using chlorine, ozone and ultraviolet light by listing the advantages and the disadvantages of each disinfectant in a table.

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Chlorine

Advantages: Chlorine dioxide, ClO2, is a very effective form of chlorination since it will kill protozoans. In addition, chlorine dioxide oxidizes all metals and organic matter, converting the organic matter to carbon dioxide and water.

Disadvantages: Chlorine dioxide also has other disadvantages. It is dangerous around activated carbon, it can ...

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This solution describes disinfection with chlorine, ozone, and ultraviolet light.

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