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Main Title Enumeration, Transport and Survival of Bacteria Attached to Granular Activitated Carbon in Drinking Water.
Author McFeters, G. A. ; Camper, A. K. ; Davies, D. G. ; Broadaway, S. C. ; LeChevallier, M. W. ;
CORP Author Montana State Univ., Bozeman.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-810015; EPA/600/D-87/063;
Stock Number PB87-165486
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Bacteria ; Potable water ; Filtration ; Water treatment ; Granular materials ; Klebsiella ; Coliform bacteria ; Population growth ; Statistical analysis ; Meetings ; Reprints ; Heterotrophs
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-165486 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
The surfaces of granular activated carbon (GAC), sand, and anthracite particles were found to be populated to the same levels with heterotrophic plate count (HPC) bacteria. GAC supported a greater number of Klebsiella oxytoca than the other two filter media. In a study of operating drinking water filters, GAC-filtered water contained particles with attached HPC and coliform bacteria to a greater extent than sand and anthracite treated waters. Statistical analyses revealed that GAC age does not affect the occurrence of populated filter particles in the filtered water. However, greater GAC bed depth, increased applied water turbidity, and elevated filtration rate all were implicated in the presence of populated filtration media particles in drinking water. (Copyright (c) Proc. of American Water Works Assoc. Water Quality Tech Conf., Houston, TX, 12/8-11/85, p. 473-482.)