Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Microbial Characterization of Municipal Wastewater at a Spray Irrigation Site: The Lubbock Infection Surveillance Study (Journal Version).
Author Moore, B. E. ; Camann, D. E. ; Turk, C. A. ; Sorber, C. A. ;
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Austin. ;Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX. ;Pittsburgh Univ., PA.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/180;
Stock Number PB89-110613
Additional Subjects Waste water ; Agricultural engineering ; Water microbiology ; Contaminants ; Water pollution control ; Waste treatment ; Irrigation ; Coliform bacteria ; Viruses ; Reprints ; Municipal wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-110613 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The objective of the Lubbock Infection Surveillance Study (LISS) was to identify possible adverse effects on human health from slow-rate land application of wastewater. During a 3-year study wastewater applied to a 1478-ha site from either the transit pipeline or on-site storage reservoirs was analyzed for indicator bacteria, bacteriophages, enteric viruses, and selected physical and chemical parameters. Irrigation waste-water used before reservoir completion had a composition equivalent to a typical medium strength untreated wastewater with fecal coliform levels exceeding 1 million/100 mL and virus levels ranging from 100 to 1000 pfu/L. Impoundment of the wastewater reduced coliform levels by as much as 99% and lowered viral levels to less than 10 pfu/L. (Copyright (c) 1988 Journal of the Water Pollution Control Federation.)