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Main Title Evaluation of bacteroides as indicator bacteria in drinking water /
Author Staley, J. T. ; Moench, T. T. ; Ward, N. R. ; Johnstone, D. L.
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Staley, James T.
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology. ;Washington State Univ., Pullman.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/010; EPA-R-810477
Stock Number PB87-145892
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--United States
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Indicator species ; Bacteria ; Chemical analysis ; Feces ; Water pollution ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Water quality ; Drinking water ; Bacteroides
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NTIS  PB87-145892 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 43 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The research project is concerned with the development of more rapid and sensitive procedures to determine the quality of drinking water. The specific objective of the project was to evaluate the use of a new group of indicator bacteria for assessing fecal contamination of drinking water. The bacteria considered for the study are the human intestinal species of the genus of anaerobic bacteria, Bacteroides. These occur in much higher concentrations in the human than do the coliform bacteria that are currently used as indicator organisms, and they can be detected by serological procedures that are amenable to rapid and sensitive assay. Thus this group appears to offer an ideal alternative to current methodology.
Caption title. "January 1987." "EPA/600/2-87/010." Microfiche.