Back to bacteria: a more natural filtration

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Abstract

For the past years, use of chlorine has been the preferred method of treating drinking-water. Chlorine may be an effective disinfectant against many pathogenic microorganisms, however its use creates other problems. A better alternative to this approach is the use of biofilm systems. In particular, this modified filtration process offers a reliable, economic alternative to large doses of chlorine for drinking-water utilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalCivil Engineering
Volume66
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Chlorine
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Bacteria
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Drinking Water
bacterium
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Disinfectants
Biofilms
Microorganisms
biofilm
microorganism
Economics
economics

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites

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Back to bacteria : a more natural filtration. / Rittmann, Bruce.

In: Civil Engineering, Vol. 66, No. 7, 07.1996, p. 50-52.

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