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Main Title Method 1623 : cryptosporidium and giardia in water by filtration/IMS/FA.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Telliard, William A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/821/R-01/025
Stock Number PB2002-108710
Subjects Water--Purification--Filtration--United States. ; Cryptosporidium--United States. ; Giardia--United States. ; Water--Analysis. ; Water quality--United States--Management. ; Water quality management.
Additional Subjects Cryptosporidium ; Giardia ; Filtration ; Immunomagnetic separation ; Fluoroimmunoassay ; Staining ; Miroorganisms ; Pathogens ; Parasitic diseases ; Waterborne diseases ; Drinking water ; Water analysis ; EPA Method 1623 ; Immunofluorescence
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NTIS  PB2002-108710 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
To support future regulation of protozoa in drinking water, the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the risk to public health posed by drinking water contaminants, including waterbone parasites, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. To implement these requirements, EPA must assess cryptosporidium and Giardia occurrence in raw surface waters used as source waters for drinking water treatment plants. EPA Method 1623 was developed to support this assessment. EPA initiated an effort in 1996 to identify new and innovative technologies for protozoan monitoring and analysis. After evaluating potential alternatives to the then-current method through literature searches, discussions with research and commercial laboratories, and meetings with experts in the field, the Engineering and Analysis Division within the Office of Science and Technology within EPA's Office of Water developed draft Method 1622 for Cryptosporidium detection in December 1996. This Cryptosporidium-only method was validated through an interlaboratory study in August 1998, and was revised as a final, valid method for detecting Cryptosporidium in water in January 1999.
"April 2001." Prepared under the direction of William A. Telliard. This publication was prepared by DynCorp I & ET. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-821-R-01-025"--Cover. Microfiche.