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Main Title Microbiological Characteristics of Third-Faucet Point-of-Use Devices.
Author Reasoner, D. J. ; Blannon, J. C. ; Geldreich, E. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/288;
Stock Number PB88-185194
Additional Subjects Filtration ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Faucets ; Filters ; Filter materials ; Water treatment devices ; Bacteria ; Silver ; Water quality ; Temperature ; Flow rate ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-185194 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1988
Collation 10p
Studies of third-faucet point-of-use treatment devices indicated that the bacteriological quality of the product water varies among units of the same design as well as among units of different design. The development of bacterial populations is affected by the length of time a filter cartridge is in service, water temperature, flow rate, materials of construction, and the quality of the influent water. Although some units contain silver as a bacteriostatic agent, its effectiveness is questionable because the concentrations of heterotrophic bacteria associated with such units are often as high as those from units that do not contain silver.