Accession Number:

ADA509095

Title:

Health Implications of Biofilms in Drinking Water Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2008

Corporate Author:

MONTANA STATE UNIV BOZEMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Pathogenic bacteria can be trapped and retained in biofilms in drinking water distribution systems for times that exceed their persistence in the water. Consequently, biofilms can be used as a tool for interrogating a drinking water system to determine if an agent has been added. Basic and applied research has provided insight on how to detect pathogens, how they are retained in biofilms, the behavior of these organisms in biofilms, a prototype device for capturing pathogens, and models for predicting pathogen presence and potential growth.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE