Influence of Polyethylene Pipe on the Quality of Water in a Water Distribution System

B. Kowalska , D. Kowalski , Marian Kwietniewski , A. Musz


In the past two decades economic considerations and very good mechanical parameters of polyethylene pipes contributed to more and more common use of the pipes for construction and repair of water distribution systems all over world. This paper presents the results of research into parameters of water collected from a polyethylene pipeline which was a part of an operational water supply network. We determined Total Organic Carbon (TOC) content and the content of organic compounds in the examined water samples using a multichannel gas chromatograph (Trace Ultra Thermo) coupled with a mass spectrometer (Polaris Q). We identified organic compounds bounded with antioxidants, added to polyethylene in the process of pipe production, in the water samples.
Author B. Kowalska
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, D. Kowalski
D. Kowalski,,
, Marian Kwietniewski (FEE / DWSWT)
Marian Kwietniewski,,
- Department of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
, A. Musz
A. Musz,,
Journal seriesJournal of Sustainable Development , ISSN 1913-9063
Issue year2013
Keywords in Englishwater quality, water distribution system
ASJC Classification2300 General Environmental Science; 3303 Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
Languageen angielski
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Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 19-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 0.0, 19-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators GS Citations = 6.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.348
Citation count*6 (2020-09-08)
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