As our ability to measure contaminants at ever smaller concentrations improves, “emerging contaminants” are on the rise. Per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), emerging contaminants are chemicals or materials characterized by a perceived, potential, or real threat to human health or the environment.
While no current regulatory limit may be in force, the potential for harm is a cause for concern for water utilities. Calgon Carbon has been a leader in the water purification industry for 75 years. Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon to find out more about the emerging contaminant 1,2,3-TCP and how water utilities are affected.