EPA Science Inventory

Comparison of Filters for Concentrating Microbial Indicators and Pathogens in Lake Water Samples

Citation:

Francy, D., E. Stelzer, A. Brady, C. Huitger, R. Bushon, H. Ip, M. Ware, E. Villegas, Vincente Gallardo, AND Alan Lindquist. Comparison of Filters for Concentrating Microbial Indicators and Pathogens in Lake Water Samples. February 2013 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 79(4):1342-1352, (2013).

Description:

Journal Article

Purpose/Objective:

This article presents results of studies conducted to evaluate the efficacy of various concentration methods used for t he recovery of microorganisms in water samples. The studies were done to improve the estimation of swimming-associated health risks from biological pathogens. Historically, bacterial indicator levels have been used to assess the health risk of surface waters associated with recreational beaches, however beach waters are seldom monitored for the pathogens themselves. The research addresses this short coming by evaluating the recovery of pathogens or pathogen surrogates in tap and lake water samples.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/28/2014
Completion Date: 01/28/2014
Record Last Revised: 07/15/2014
Record Created: 01/28/2014
Record Released: 01/28/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 267578

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION