Bibliography and abstracts on the chloramine treatment of water.
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Published by U.S. Works Progress Administration for New York City in [New York] .
Written in English


  • Water -- Purification -- Chlorination -- Bibliography.,
  • Water -- Purification -- Chlorination -- Abstracts.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesResearch in selected problems in sewage treatment.
StatementDirector: Lewis V. Carpenter.
ContributionsCarpenter, Lewis Van, 1894-1940., New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Sanitation.
LC ClassificationsZ5853.S22 U55 1937
The Physical Object
Pagination226 l.
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6407224M
LC Control Number40026239

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