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Main Title Microbiology of Sewage Lagoons - Role of Purple Sulfur Bacteria in the Stabilization of Industrial Wastes.
Author Venne, John W. ;
CORP Author North Dakota Water Resources Research Inst., Fargo.
Year Published 1970
Report Number W1-221-010-70; DI-14-01-0001-804; OWRR-A-003-NDAK; 03301,; A-003-NDAK(1)
Stock Number PB-196 656
Additional Subjects ( Biodeterioration ; Industrial waste treatment) ; ( Water pollution ; Industrial wastes) ; ( Microorganism control(Sewage) ; Lagoons(Ponds)) ; ( Chromatium ; Microorganism control(Sewage)) ; Biodeterioration ; Bacteria ; Sewage ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Temperature ; pH ; Sulfides ; Thiorhodaceae ; Sulfates ; Stabilization ; Organic compounds ; Algae ; Coliform bacteria ; Ecology ; Fatty acids ; Sulfur bacterium ; Waste water treatment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-196 656 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 21p
Ecologic relationships among various lagoon organisms and chemical and physical parameters of the lagoon were attempted. Pure cultures of the purple sulfur bacteria, Chromatium vinosum and Thiocapsa floridana were characterized with respect to optimum pH, temperature, and a variety of organic substrates. Experimental and actual lagoon substrate determinations suggest that the purple sulfur bacteria are predominantly responsible for the utilization of volatile fatty acids from the lagoon. Furthermore, the majority of the BOD in the lagoon may be attributed to these volatile acids. A variety of microbial and chemical determinations were made. (Author)