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Main Title Viruses in Wastewater.
Author Safferman, Robert S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-074;
Stock Number PB83-130039
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Waste water ; Microorganisms ; Surveillance ; Sewage treatment ; Enteroviruses ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-130039 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Abstract Viruses of animals, plants, and bacteria abound in sewage and receiving waters. Their ecological impact has, for the most part, gone unheeded except as it relates to viruses from human sources. Viruses present at levels infective to man have been recovered from waters used for recreational or drinking purposes. Their presence in a water environment virtually always denotes prior contamination by domestic wastes. Neither conventional sewage treatment processes nor the discharge to land or water of sludges produced by these processes achieve full viral control. Many environmental virologists advocate the setting of permissible virus limits for those recreational and potable waters dominated by wastewater effluents. The initiation of regulatory pressure to restrict virus discharges into these water environments has been instituted in Montgomery County, Maryland, and in the states of California and Arizona.
Availability Notes Pub. in Environment International 7, p15-20 1982.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Viruses in Wastewater.
PUB Date Free Form 1982
Category Codes 6M; 6F; 57K; 68D
NTIS Prices Not available NTIS
Primary Description 600/06
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 306321717
Origin NTIS
Type CAT