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Main Title Viruses in Groundwater.
Author Keswick, Bruce H. ; Gerba, Charles P. ;
CORP Author Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-806931; EPA-600/J-80-401;
Stock Number PB83-188961
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Standards ; Monitoring ; Isolation ; Waste treatment ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-188961 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 10p
The microbial contamination of ground water is a serious problem that can result in large outbreaks of waterborne disease. The purpose of this article is to review the literature available on viruses in ground water in order to evaluate the present state-of-knowledge, assess the accuracy of current standards and monitoring practices, and make recommendations for further areas of research. Reports on virus isolation from various ground-water sources are discussed with an emphasis being placed on land treatment sites. When effectively operated, land treatment can reduce viruses to a level that is achieved only with costly advanced wastewater treatment and disinfection.