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Main Title Determining the Nutrient Status of Drinking Water.
Author Rice., E. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/540;
Stock Number PB91-206854
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Nutrients ; Bioassay ; Water pollution standards ; Water analysis ; Biocontrol ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Odor control ; Taste ; Standards compliance ; Color ; Organic matter ; Biodeterioration ; Aquatic bacteria ; Pseudomonas ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB91-206854 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/1991
Collation 5p
Abstract
The presence of biodegradable organic matter in drinking water can result in biologically unstable water that has been linked to various taste, odor and color problems. When the implicated bacteria are members of the total coliform group, those occurrences can result in major compliance violations. The amount of biodegradable organic matter in potable water is difficult to measure. The measurement of biodegradable matter in drinking water is an operationally defined parameter and can only be expressed in relative terms. The use of bioassay assays can provide important information regarding the nutrient status of water.