EPA Science Inventory

Inactivation and Removal of Free-Living Amoebae.

Citation:

BOCZEK, L. A. Inactivation and Removal of Free-Living Amoebae. Presented at WQTC Conference, Charlotte, NC, November 05 - 07, 2007.

Description:

Free-living amoebae (FLA) are ubiquitous protozoan that are predominantly harmless to humans. There are a few genera that cause disease in humans, Balamuthia, Naegleria, and Acanthamoeba. These organisms are not easily removed by physical means or inactivated by chemical disinfectants. They have relatively high cT values, in the range of Giardia cysts. More research needs to be conducted on the removal and inactivation of FLA.

Purpose/Objective:

Literature review - requested presentation

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Completion Date: 11/07/2007
Record Last Revised: 11/29/2007
Record Created: 11/21/2007
Record Released: 11/21/2007
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 187206

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS CONTROL BRANCH