Project #4368

Assessing Performance of Biofilm Sampling Approaches

$329,018
Completed
Principal Investigator
Giovanni
Widmer
Research Manager
Dr. Hyunyoung Jang
Contractor
Tufts University
Biofilms
Microbes & Pathogens
Distribution System Management
Monitoring

Abstract

In order to facilitate the control of biofilms, this project (1) assessed alternative biofilm sampling approaches, (2) developed a better understanding of the effectiveness of available approaches for sampling pathogens and indicators within drinking water system biofilms, and (3) described the most practical and accurate methods for biofilm sampling based on the specific application. Research partner: EPA. Published in 2015.

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