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AWWA releases updated publication of nitrification manual

June 20, 2013

DENVER — The American Water Works Association has announced the publication of a fully-updated nitrification manual reflecting the latest developments in research and practice, according to a press release.

AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices M56, Nitrification Prevention and Control in Drinking Water is now available in AWWA’s online store.

The state of the science on chloramination treatment, chloramine residual maintenance and nitrification control has advanced significantly in the seven years since the first edition of this manual was released.

The resulting research, field experience and pilot studies are reflected in the second edition of Nitrification Prevention and Control in Drinking Water.

Specific advances discussed include new molecular methods for identification of nitrifying bacteria, improved reservoir mixing techniques and the use of chlorite as a nitrification prevention measure.

Read the entire press release here.