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Main Title Heterotrophic Bacteria in Potable Water: Progress in Method Options and Monitoring Benefits.
Author Reasoner, D. J. ; Geldreich, E. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/296;
Stock Number PB85-144152
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Potable water ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Water treatment ; Optimization ; Counting methods ; Density(Mass/Volume) ; Temperature ;
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NTIS  PB85-144152 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Measurements of heterotrophic bacteria in potable water can provide useful information to water plant operators and sanitary engineers. Bacterial density changes during treatment and quality deterioration during distribution can be monitored using heterotrophic plate count (HPC) methods. Consistent application of the HPC method selected will provide baseline data for assessing bacterial quality changes. Discussion will focus on optimizing the measurement of heterotrophic bacteria through choice of procedures, media and incubation time and temperature.