Biodiversity in drinking water distribution systems:a brief review

Block, J.C. and Sibille, I. and Gatel, D. and Reasoner, D.J. and Lykins, B. and Clark, R.M. (1997) Biodiversity in drinking water distribution systems:a brief review. In: Sutcliffe, D.W. (ed.) The microbiological quality of water. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 63-70. (FBA Special Publications,5)

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In drinking water distribution systems, three groups of living organisms are usually found in the biofilm and circulating water: heterotrophic bacteria, free-living protozoa, and macro-invertebrates. Indirect evidence suggests that protozoa grazing in distribution systems can partially eliminate biomass production and accidental microbiological pollution. This paper examines the biodiversit in drinking water distribution systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Biodiversity in drinking water distribution systems:a brief review
Personal Creator/Author:
Block, J.C.
Sibille, I.
Gatel, D.
Reasoner, D.J.
Lykins, B.
Clark, R.M.
Title of Book: The microbiological quality of water
Sutcliffe, D.W.
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Special Publications
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 63-70
Date: 1997
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
ISBN: 0-900386-57-6
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water supply; Biodiversity; Food chains; Bacteria; Invertebrate larvae; Escherichia coli
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5323
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 12:04
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:05
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