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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Association of Microorganisms with Surfaces in Distribution Systems.
Author Herson, D. S. ; Marshall, D. R. ; Baker, K. H. ; Victoreen, H. T. ;
CORP Author Delaware Univ., Newark. School of Life and Health Sciences.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/197;
Stock Number PB91-242560
Additional Subjects Distribution systems ; Water pollution sources ; Surfaces ; Potable water ; Microorganisms ; Water treatment ; Nutrients ; Water quality ; Bacteria ; Water distribution(Applied) ; Pipes ; Coliforms ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-242560 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 6p
Studies were conducted with particles obtained from a drinking water distribution system. Upon nutrient addition, both the indigenous attached population of bacteria and added coliforms accumulated in association with the particles. This dramatic increase in numbers of organisms associated with the particles was not reflected in plate counts of the particle-containing water. The results indicate potential role of surfaces in harboring organisms that are not detected by sampling the bulk water-until the bacteria are suddenly released into the water.