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Main Title Survival of pathogens in animal manure disposal /
Author Diesch, Stanley L. ; Goodrich, Philip R. ; Pomeroy, Benjamin S. ; Will., Loren A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Diesch, S. L.
CORP Author Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Coll. of Veterinary Medicine.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-R-802205; EPA/660/2-75-012
Stock Number PB-245 005
Subjects Animal waste. ; Pathogenic bacteria.
Additional Subjects Agricultural wastes ; Beef cattle ; Aeration ; Industrial waste treatment ; Waste disposal ; Public health ; Oxidation ; Lagoon(Ponds) ; Salmonella typhimurium ; Test methods ; Hamsters ; Turkeys ; Survival ; Aerosols ; Leptospira ; Leptospirosis ; Seasonal variations ; Models ; Manure ; Feedlot wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-245 005 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 129 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
A research project was conducted to measure and evaluate the public health effects of pathogens in beef cattle manure found in the extend aeration system of waste disposal. Model oxidation ditches were used in Laboratory studies. At simulated summer and winter environmental conditions determinations were made of the viability and infectivity of leptospires in weanling hamsters and salmonella in turkey poults. Salmonella was transmitted by aerosols, but leptospires were not. Measurements of selected microbial aerosols were made in the vicinity of a field ditch. Bacterial levels of 100-200 total colony-forming units per liter of air were associated with the beef cattle population in the housing unit and not with aerosols generated by the oxidation ditch treatment system. Studies were made on a model oxidation ditch simulating the field ditch. The winter temperature conditions slowed the degradation process considerably and high dissolved oxygen was maintained.
"Grant R802205; program element 1BB039; 21ARS/02." Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-122). Microfiche.