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PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING EXCESSIVE ALGAL GROWTH IN SURFACE WATER BODIES THAT ARE SOURCES OF POTABLE WATER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021691D
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-02

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Abstract

Solutions of alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, ("quat") can inhibit and prevent the growth of algae and thus also reduces the organic loading in untreated water bodies. The addition of quat prevents the growth of algae and thus reduces the ultimate formation of the carcinogenic THM's in subsequent chlorination.