The Chlorine Dilemma

In this report, an extensive ethical and technological reflection on the use of chlorine as a disinfectant of drinking water is performed. Two cases are particularly investigated: the first being the choice of disinfectant in the Netherlands, a country renowned for its high standards in drinking water quality and its progressiveness in the application of novel techniques. The second case concerns the choice of disinfectant in Kenya, a developing country dealing with water shortages and especially a lack of safe drinking water. Moreover, the country can serve as an exemplary case for other countries in the same region (sub-Saharan Africa).

TUE (2011): The Chlorine Dilemma. Final Report. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) URL [Accessed: 20.09.2012]