||Influence of Temperature and Intrinsic Characteristics of Surface Freshwaters on Virus Stability. Conference on Microbial Aspects of Surface Water Quality. Held in Chicago, Illinois on May 30-June 2, 1989.
Hurst, C. J. ;
Benton, W. H. ;
McClellan, K. A. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
||2 Jun 89
Surface waters ;
Water analysis ;
Aquatic microbiology ;
Virus inhibitors ;
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Multiple linear regression analysis was used to statistically model the influence of natural chemical, bacteriological, and physical environmental water parameters upon the survival of human enteroviruses in surface freshwaters. Model development was based upon experimental data yielded from a factorially designed study. The values for the water parameters were used as independent variables and regressed versus rate values representing viral inactivation under each possible combination of the three experimental design factors. The results of the modeling indicated that the most important predictors of viral persistence in the examined surface freshwaters were temperature, turbidity, and the number of generations of bacterial growth which water from a particular collection site could support.