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20 Water Purification: Chemical Treatment: Potassium Permanganate:




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This article is from the Water Treatment FAQ, by Patton Turner with numerous contributions by others.

20 Water Purification: Chemical Treatment: Potassium Permanganate:

Potassium Permanganate is no longer commonly used in the developed
world to kill pathogens. It is much weaker than the alternatives,
more expensive, and leaves a objectionable pink or brown color. If it
must be used, 1 gram per liter would probably be
sufficient against bacteria and viruses (no data is available on it
effectiveness against protozoan cysts.

 

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