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Main Title Determination of breeding sites of nematodes in a municipal drinking water facility /
Author Tombes, Averett S.,
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Author Title of a Work
Abernathy, A. Ray.,
CORP Author Clemson Univ., SC.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/1-79-029; EPA-R-804292010
Stock Number PB80-103583
OCLC Number 06201673
Subjects Drinking water--United States. ; Nematodes. ; Water treatment plants--United States. ; Nematoda. ; Sewage. ; Water Supply.
Additional Subjects Nematoda ; Water treatment ; Potable water ; Breeding ; Invertebrates ; Detection ; Electron microscopy ; Sand filtration ; Urban areas ; Concentration(Composition) ; Extraction ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Drinking water
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-79-029 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-1-79-029 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/29/2016
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-79-029 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/12/2019
NTIS  PB80-103583 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 ix, 35 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The question concerning the source of nematodes in finished water has been answered by clearly demonstrating that these invertebrates do not breed in the sand filter or another part of the water treatment facility but in the raw water source. The benthic layer of the rivers and lake provides a supportive environment for a large nematode population which is suspended in the water column following heavy rains by the scouring action of increased streamflow. Thus a direct relationship exists between nematode density in finished water and rainfall. Continual sources of nematodes for the rivers and lake, in addition to adjacent agriculture land, are a sewage lagoon and sanitary land fill, both of which flow into the river. Two genera of nematodes which appear in the lagoon effluent also appear in the finished water. An improved method for the detection of nematodes in water was developed whereby nematodes could be extracted and concentrated onto a 12 mm nucleopore membrane and identified by scanning electron microscopy.
"Clemson University." Aug. 1979. Includes bibliographical references. "Grant No. R804292010."