||Round Robin Investigation of Methods for the Recovery of Poliovirus from Drinking Water.
Melnick, J. L. ;
Safferman, R. ;
Rao, V. C. ;
Goyal, S. ;
Berg, G. ;
||American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Water pollution ;
Drinking water ;
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Six laboratories actively involved in water virology research participated in a methods evaluation study, conducted under the auspices of the American Society for Testing and Materials Committee on Viruses in the Aquatic Environment, Task Force on Drinking Water. Each participant was asked to examine the Viradel (virus adsorption-elution) method with cartridge-type Filterite filters for virus adsorption and organic flocculation and aluminum hydroxide-hydroextraction for reconcentration. Considerable variation was noted in the quantity of virus recovered from four 100-liter samples of dechlorinated tapwater seeded with low and high doses of poliovirus type 1. To have a more uniform standard of comparison, all the test samples were reassayed in one laboratory, where titers were also determined for the virus seed.