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Comparison of Filters for Concentrating Microbial Indicators and Pathogens in Lake Water Samples
Francy, D., E. Stelzer, A. Brady, C. Huitger, R. Bushon, H. Ip, M. Ware, E. Villegas, Vincente Gallardo, AND Alan Lindquist. Comparison of Filters for Concentrating Microbial Indicators and Pathogens in Lake Water Samples. February 2013 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 79(4):1342-1352, (2013).
This article presents results of studies conducted to evaluate the efficacy of various concentration methods used for t he recovery of microorganisms in water samples. The studies were done to improve the estimation of swimming-associated health risks from biological pathogens. Historically, bacterial indicator levels have been used to assess the health risk of surface waters associated with recreational beaches, however beach waters are seldom monitored for the pathogens themselves. The research addresses this short coming by evaluating the recovery of pathogens or pathogen surrogates in tap and lake water samples.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION