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Main Title Modeling Microbial Transport in Soil and Groundwater: Microbiologists Can Assist in the Development of Models of Contaminant Transport.
Author Yates, M. V. ; Yates., S. R. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Riverside. Dept. of Soil and Environmental Sciences. ;Agricultural Research Service, Riverside, CA. Salinity Lab.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/202;
Stock Number PB91-116160
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Mathematical models ; Survival ; Environmental transport ; Sediment transport ; Public health ; Water supply ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-116160 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
Collation 6p
Abstract A large body of literature describes the processes affecting the fate of microorganisms in the subsurface environment (i.e., soil and groundwater). The fate of microorganisms depends on two main components: survival and transport. Both components must be considered when determining whether there is a hazard to human health associated with the contamination of the groundwater. If a microorganism can survive in the subsurface but is not readily transported through the soil, it likely does not pose a large threat. Similarly, if it is easily transported but does not persist, it may not be of much concern. However, if a microorganism survives in an infective form long enough to be transported through the soil and into the groundwater, it may contaminate the water supply.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in American Society for Microbiology News, v56 n6 p324-327 1990. Prepared in cooperation with Agricultural Research Service, Riverside, CA. Salinity Lab. Sponsored by Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Category Codes 68D#; 68G; 48G#; 57K
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/15
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 036523039
Origin NTIS
Type CAT