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Main Title Microbiological changes in source water treatment : reflections in distribution water quality /
Author Geldreich, Edwin E.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineeering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/184
Stock Number PB92-217363
Additional Subjects Water treatment ; Distribution systems ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Water pollution sampling ; Water quality ; Case studies ; Disinfection ; Revisions ; Halomethanes ; Turbidity ; pH ; Organic compounds ; Water supply ; Byproducts ; Chlorination ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-217363 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 34 pages ; 28 cm
Microbial barriers in treatment processes are the major block to the passage of waterborne pathogens from raw source waters. Many of the processes utilized in water supply treatment have some impact on microbial densities and survival. For instance, raw water storage for 24 to 48 hours can generally reduce the bacterial load by 50%, coagulation-sedimentation by 60% and filtration by 99.9 percent under favorable conditions. Combining these processes in a series of successive treatments can provide a cumulative reduction in waterborne organisms so that the burden on final disinfection to achieve a 6 log reduction of bacteria, 4 log reduction in virus and 3 log reduction in protozoan cysts is possible on a continuous basis. The key variable in the case is fluctuating source water quality that can impact treatment barrier effectiveness. Treatment barrier effectiveness can also change as a consequence of operational changes at the plant.
"Presented at Proceedings: Water Quality for the New Decade, Annual Conference, Philadelphia PA, 6/23-27/91, p:107-137." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.