The nature of corrosion products in lead pipes used to supply drinking water to the City of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Nicola J. Peters, Christine M. Davidson, Andrew Britton, Stuart J. Robertson

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Abstract

Corrosion products, obtained from lead service pipes carrying the public drinking water supply to the Glasgow area, have been characterised by FTIR spectrometry, powder x-ray diffraction spectrometry, flame atomic absorption spectrometry and ion chromatography. As expected, the products which formed in the presence of pH adjusted-water were mainly lead carbonate or basic lead carbonate. products from areas where the water supply had been treated with orthophosphoric acid and pH adjustment for up to eight years also contained a variable proportion (up to similar to 30% w/w) of a phosphate species. This has been identified as an apatite, most probably lead hydroxyapatite, Pb-5(PO4)(3)OH.

LanguageEnglish
Pages562-565
Number of pages4
JournalFresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Volume363
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

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Corrosion
Scotland
Water supply
Drinking Water
Spectrometry
Spectrum Analysis
Water Supply
Pipe
Ion chromatography
Apatites
Atomic absorption spectrometry
Durapatite
Powders
Diffraction
Phosphates
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
X rays
Water
Chromatography
X-Rays

Keywords

  • lead service pipes
  • drinking water
  • water supply
  • corrosion

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In: Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry , Vol. 363, No. 5-6, 03.1999, p. 562-565.

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