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THE CHLORAMINE PROCESS

Issue 9 and Volume 65.

THE CHLORAMINE PROCESS A Description of Its Application to the Catskill (Esopus) Water of New York City’s Water Supply—What the Process Consists of ON August 1, 1917, the control and maintenance of the new Catskill system of water supply for New York City, with the exception of unfinished work, was turned over by the Board of Water Supply to the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity. As at certain points untreated sewage finds its way into Esopus Creek or its tributaries above Phoenicia, it was at once determined to immediately install a temporary chlorination plant below Phoenicia and to operate this plant so long as the direct pollution of the stream should exist. For various reasons, economical and otherwise, peculiar to this particular problem, it was decided to employ bleach. A long budding was erected on the bank of the Esopus, so arranged that the drums of chemical are…

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