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Main Title Virus Adsorption to Mineral Surfaces Is Reduced by Microbial Overgrowth and Organic Coatings.
Author Fuhs, G. W. ; Chen, M. ; Sturman, L. S. ; Moore, R. S. ;
CORP Author New York State Dept. of Health, Albany.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-804743; EPA/600/J-85/400;
Stock Number PB86-201472
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Minerals ; Adsorption ; Organic coatings ; Soils ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-201472 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
In experiments with strains of poliovirus, reovirus, echovirus and Coxsackievirus, overgrowth with exopolymer-forming bacteria reduced virus adsorption to mineral surfaces. Adsorption was improved when organic materials adsorbed to minerals were removed by low-temperature ashing. In a soil series, virus adsorption increased with soil depth. The paralleled a decrease in organic content, but differences in charge development of the soil particles may also be involved. Prolonged (40 year) irrigation with treated sewage effluents, leading to a buildup of organic coatings, also decreased adsorption. However, saturation of the virus-binding capacity of the soil as a result of continuous exposure to virus-containing effluents was not apparent.