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Main Title Effects of Humic and Fulvic Acids on Poliovirus Concentration from Water by Microporous Filtration.
Author Sobsey, M. D. ; Hickey, A. R. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-806677; EPA/600/J-85/039;
Stock Number PB85-198190
Additional Subjects Humic acids ; Fulvic acids ; Aquatic microbiology ; Viruses ; Water pollution control ; Filtration ; Adsorption ; Activated carbon treatment ; Mathematical models ; Performance evaluation ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-198190 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Because naturally occurring organic matter is thought to interfere with virus adsorption to microporous filters, humic and fulvic acids isolated from a highly colored, soft surface water were used as model organics in studies on poliovirus adsorption to and recovery from electropositive Virosorb 1MDS and electronegative Filterite filters. Organic acids caused appreciable reductions in virus adsorption and recovery efficiencies with both types of filters. The mechanisms by which each organic acid reduced virus adsorption and recovery appeared to be different for each type of filter.