Project #0263

Colonization of Biologically Active Filter Media With Pathogens

$252,698
Completed
Principle Investigator
Anne
Camper
Research Manager
Traci L Case
Contractor
Montana State University
Microbes & Pathogens
Biofiltration
Distribution System Management

Abstract

Establishes whether opportunistic and frank pathogenic bacteria can colonize and persist on biologically active filter media. Also investigates Giardia and Cryptosporidium for their ability to persist in biological filters. Determines if these filters are an important source of pathogens entering the distribution system. Published in 2000.