Perchlorate, a byproduct of chlorine, can form in chlorine during production and storage by public water utilities that use it to disinfect drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers it a contaminant of emerging concern because of its increasing presence in municipal water sources across the country. Chlorine quality and handling greatly influence the amount of perchlorate and related chemicals introduced into drinking water during the treatment process.
This is the first best paper award for Snyder, who is the co-director of the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants and the director of the Snyder Research Group, which has laboratories at the UA's BIO5 Institute and the Environmental Research Laboratory.
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University of Arizona College of Engineering