Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2010

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Degree In

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Richard L. Valentine


The objective of this project was to investigate a novel pathway for the formation of the iodinated disinfection by-products iodoform and iodoacetic acid. The NOM/metal oxide/I- system was verified to form both iodinated disinfection by-products in relevant environmental conditions near neutral pH. Research was conducted further by using authentic pipe deposit as the metal oxide. The two iodo-DBPs were detected in the NOM/pipe deposit/I- system, as well as in the absence of NOM. The hypothesis for this research was that the two iodinated disinfection by-products would form in drinking water distribution systems by a reaction between natural organic matter, authentic pipe deposit, and iodide.


xvii, 85 pages


Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-85).


Copyright 2010 John Blake McAskill