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Determination of trihalomethanes in drinking water in southern Mauritius

A Uppeegadoo, NS Choong Kwet Yive, K Gopaul

Abstract


Trihalomethanes (THMs) levels were determined in water samples collected from Riviere du Poste and Mont Blanc treatment plants found in Southern Mauritius. A gas chromatograph coupled with an electron capture detector (GC-ECD) was used to analyse the samples. An average of 20.3mg/L of total THMs was obtained with a range of 13.0mg/L to 24.8mg/L.


Keywords: Trihalomethanes, gas chromatography, electron capture detector.




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