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Main Title Occurrence of Microorganisms in Water Main Encrustations.
Author Allen, Martin J. ; Taylor, Raymond H. ; Geldreich, Edwin E. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/J-80-322;
Stock Number PB81-240848
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Water pipelines ; Occurrence ; Pipelines ; Water pollution ; Electron microscopy ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB81-240848 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
Colonization of microorganisms and resultant high bacterial populations often occur on or within protective encrustations or tubercules inside a distribution system. Formation of these encrustations is affected by a variety of physical, chemical, and biological activities within the pipes, which can be examined in situ by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM photographs demonstrate graphically the survival of microorganisms in the distribution system and their possible role in tubercle formation.