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Chapter 6

Silver as an Antibiotic in Water Systems

Silver is a natural constituent of inland watercourses. It has a long history in purification of water and modifications of the early Katadyne process are used in modern day equipment. Silver with copper filters have become popular in the control of Legionnaires disease in hospital hot water systems. Regulatory requirements on silver in water have been set at 0.1mg/L reflecting caution that silver may be toxic in large amounts, but regulations are subject to revision as new safety data becomes available.

Print publication date: 07 May 2010
Copyright year: 2010
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-006-8
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-179-9
From the book series:
Issues in Toxicology