Accession Number:

ADA059931

Title:

Demonstration of a Virus Host System for Virus Removal Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 73-Jun 77,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COASTAL SYSTEMS CENTER PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of a virus-host system LPP-1Plectonema boryanum as an indicator of virus removal by wastewater treatment processes is reported. Full-scale virus studies, along with bacterial characterization of test effluents, were carried out at the Naval Coastal Systems Center treatment plant. The system is a useful tool for modeling studies because 1 the techniques are simple and inexpensive 2 problems, such as bacterial contamination and plaque enumeration, do not occur and 3 the test virus is a safe agent from both the environmental and human health point of view. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE