ISSN: 2636-8498
Bibliometric analysis of disinfection by-product research trends in Türkiye
1Isparta University of Applied Sciences, Sutculer Prof. Dr. Hasan Gurbuz Vocational School, Isparta, Türkiye
Environmental Research & Technology 2023; 3(6): 173-182 DOI: 10.35208/ert.1271094
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The goal of this study is to reveal the time dynamics of studies systematically and comprehen-sively on drinking water treatment and disinfection, as well as the situation in the literature, by using the bibliometric analysis method to examine scientific publications in the field of "Disinfection By-Products" between 2001 and 2022. The data gathered from the investigated articles is shown using the visual mapping approach. In this regard, the research provides for an evaluation of the disinfection by-products literature. The study's database contained 115 scientific papers retrieved from Web of Science. Istanbul Technical University is the most pro-ductive university with 23 published articles on Disinfection By-products, followed by Suley-man Demirel University with 18 published articles. Trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids are the most studied types of carbonaceous disinfection by-products in published articles, and N-ni-trosodimethylamine is one of the most widely published nitrogenous disinfection by-products. The precursors of disinfection by-products or the removal of disinfection by-products are the two main focuses of the purpose of all studies. Coagulation, advanced oxidation processes and membrane processes constitute the methods used in the control of disinfection by-products. Brominated, and nitrogenous DBPs have attracted much attention due to their high toxicity. Future studies on disinfection by-products should focus on water quality standards, precur-sor controls, toxicity, and health effects. The necessity of bibliometric analysis of disinfection by-products is a necessity to fill the existing knowledge gaps in global and regional studies.