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Main Title Bacteria attached to granular activated carbon filters in drinking water / Gordon A. McFeters, et al.
Author McFeters, Gordon A. ; Camper, A. K. ; LeChevallier, M. W. ; Broadaway, S. C. ; Davies, D. G.
CORP Author Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Dept. of Microbiology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/M-87/003; EPA-R-810015
Stock Number PB87-228763
Subjects Water--Purification--Filtration. ; Bacteria--Health and hygiene. ; Carbon, Activated--Health and hygiene.
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Activated carbon treatment ; Bacteria ; Water treatment ; Filtration ; Aquatic microbiology ; Potable water ; Marine microorganisms ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Fines ; Effluents ; Desorption ; Disinfection ; Enterobacteriaceae
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NTIS  PB87-228763 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 7 pages ; 28 cm.
Abstract Laboratory and field studies were undertaken to answer basic questions about the influence of granular activated carbon (GAC) on the bacteriological quality of drinking water. A sampling apparatus consisting of a 47-mm Swinnex/and a 16-layer filter was developed to trap filter fines from large volumes of water. A desorption technique combined with optimal culturing procedures allowed for the enumeration of particle-associated bacteria. GAC-attached bacteria were resistant to 2.0 mg/l chlorine after 1 hr of exposure. Enteric pathogens were capable of colonizing laboratory-scale GAC filters. Their colonization potential and longevity depended on the presence of autochthonous river water organisms. GAC filter particles were found in effluents from properly operated treatment facilities. Several operational variables (increased bed depth, turbidity of applied water, and filtration rate) did correlate positively with the presence of fines in filter effluents. Bed age was not associated with breakthrough.
Notes Caption title. "June 1987." "EPA/600/M-87/003." Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-19). Microfiche.
Place Published Cincinnati, OH :
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. ; Center for Environmental Research Information (Cincinnati, Ohio) ; Water Engineering Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)
PUB Date Free Form 1987.
Series Title Traced Environmental research brief
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20020115172702
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01411nam 2200337Ka 45020