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Main Title Bioassay Procedures for Predicting Coliform Bacterial Growth in Drinking Water.
Author Rice, E. W. ; Scarpino, P. V. ; Logsdon, G. S. ; Reasoner, D. J. ; Mason, P. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ;Black and Veatch, Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/322;
Stock Number PB91-149625
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Microorganisms control(Water) ; Water pipelines ; Water treatment ; Coliform bacteria ; Biodeterioration ; Growth ; Evaluation ; Potable water ; Enterobacteriaceae ; Tests ; Membranes ; Fluid filteration ; Sampling ; Temperature ; Eschericha coli ; Ozonization ; Water distribution ; Distribution systems ; Drinking water ; Total organic carbon
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-149625 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Water quality degradation due to the growth of microorganisms is an area of concern for many water utilities. To date, the procedures developed for determining the amount of biodegradable material present in potable water have utilized heterotrophic non-coliform bacteria as bioassay seed organisms. A procedure was developed which utilized coliform bacteria as the bioassay organisms for determining the ability of the water to support and promote growth of coliform bacteria. The bioassay procedure can be used to evaluate the effect of various unit processes upon the biological stability of the product water.