Project #0917

Microbial Impact of Biological Filtration

$511,553
Completed
Principle Investigator
Mark
LeChevallier
Research Manager
Stephanie M Passarelli
Contractor
American Water
Biofiltration
Microbes & Pathogens
Advanced Treatment
Biofilms
Treatment

Abstract

Documents the positive and negative impacts of biological filtration on the microbial quality of drinking water. Examines the changes in microbial populations through conventional and biologically active treatment processes, evaluates the effects of microbial antagonism within biologically active filters, evaluates the release and impact of carbon fines on distribution biofilms, and evaluates the microbial populations in four full-scale treatment systems. Research partner: USEPA. Published in 1998.