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The role of amoebae in the protection and proliferation of pathogens in distribution systems - WT1203

Description
To determine the extent to which amoebae protect and allow for the proliferation of the pathogenic Legionella spp. and Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAC) in disinfected drinking water distribution systems. The project will also provide an estimate of the occurrence of pathogen-harbouring amoebae in a range of distribution systems.
Objective
Objective of the project is to determine the extent to which amoebae protect and allow for the proliferation of the pathogenic Legionella spp. and Mycobacterium avium intracellulare (MAC) in disinfected drinking water distribution systems. The project will also provide an estimate of the occurrence of pathogen-harbouring amoebae in a range of distribution systems.
Project Documents
• EXE - Executive Summary : DWI70-2-223exsum   (683k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2012

Cost: £18,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AWWA Research Foundation
Keywords
Drinking Water              
Health              
Quality              
Water              
Fields of Study
Water Quality