A method for the determination of the bacterial growth rate as parameter for the biodegrability of organics in water is described. The increase of the number of bacteria during incubation is measured by turbidity (12° forward scattering) and total cell number counted in the microscope. The method allows to define the influence of water treatment steps (ozone, activated carbon filtration) on the growth rate being a decisive criterion on regrowth problems in distribution systems.
|Translated title of the contribution||Investigations on the substratecharacter or organic substances in connection with drinking water treatment|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie Mikrobiologie und Hygiene - Abt. 1 Orig. B. Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health