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Impact of the surface characteristics of rainwater tank material on biofilm development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22828299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In order to determine the impact of rainwater construction material on the development of a biofilm, three materials were tested: concrete, clay, and PVC. The biofilm attachment was initially more effective on clay coupons, but, after a period of three days, concrete coupons produced a greater quantity of biofilm than clay and PVC, in that order. The heterotrophic plate count in the rainwater indicated that this quantity tended to first increase following a rainfall, and then decrease. The new materials seemed to attach themselves to the existing biofilm on the wall and/or sediment in the form of small particles. The presence of fecal coliforms in the biofilm coupons was noted after major rainfall events, and this was correlated with the increase in fecal coliforms in the water. This study concluded that the most favorable support for biofilm development is concrete, clay, and PVC, in that order.
Mikyeong Kim; Juliette Ravault; Mooyoung Han; Kiyoung Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0273-1223     ISO Abbreviation:  Water Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9879497     Medline TA:  Water Sci Technol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1225-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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