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Main Title Isolation, characterization, and identification of microorganisms from laboratory and full-scale landfills {microform} /
Author Donnelly, Jean A. ; Scarpino, P. V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Scarpino, Pasquale.
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/119; EPA-R-804733
Stock Number PB84-212737
Subjects Sewage--Microbiology ; Sanitary landfills--Environmental aspects--United States ; Waste disposal in the ground--United States ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Earth fills ; Laboratories ; Solid waste disposal ; Bioassay ; Leaching ; Sewage ; Separation ; Pathology ; Hospitals ; Hospital wastes ; Sewage sludge
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-212737 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 500 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Studies were conducted to determine whether solid wastes in landfills contain human pathogens and whether these organisms survive landfill conditions and drain out with the leachate. Pilot-scale and commercial-sized landfill operations were evaluated, along with laboratory-sized lysimeters containing municipal solid waste, hospital waste, and sewage sludge. Total and fecal coliforms in initial leachate tended to decrease rapidly with time, whereas the numbers of fecal streptococci decreased at a slower rate. These indicator organisms were generally below detectable limits in leachates after a year, but, specific microorganisms, (including pathogens) could be isolated from these leachates and from the solid wastes.
"EPA-600/2-84-119." "July 1984." "Grant no. R804733-020." Bibliography: p. 353-374. Microform.