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Chloroquine, quinacrine, and metronidazole are used extensively for therapeutic purposes. Substantial quantities of these compounds end up in the environment. The potential effect of these compounds on soybean and on the protozoa in soil was assessed. The growth of soybean plants was affected by increasing concentrations of the chloroquine, metronidazole,(More)
Legionella pneumophila is on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Candidate Contaminant list (CCL) as an important pathogen. It is commonly encountered in recycled water and is typically associated with amoeba, notably Naegleria fowleri (also on the CCL) and Acanthamoeba sp. No legionellosis outbreak has been linked to recycled water(More)
A study of the quality of reclaimed water in treated effluent, after storage, and at three points in the distribution system of four plants in California, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York was conducted for 1 year. The plants had different treatment processes (conventional versus membrane bioreactor), production capacities, and methods for storage of the(More)
Large quantities of trinitrotoluene (TNT) have been associated with past and present military activities worldwide. Because this contaminant is highly toxic and strongly sorbs to soil particles, bacteria that are able to transform it have had very little success, if any. This study was conducted to evaluate the bioavailability of 14C-labeled TNT in soil for(More)
  • P K Jjemba
  • The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology
  • 2001
Extensive colonization of the rhizosphere by beneficial bacteria is desirable but it is not yet clear whether the feeding patterns of protozoa exert any ecological impact on the competence of bacteria in the rhizosphere. To determine whether the successful colonization of the rhizosphere by bacteria can be explained by inherent abilities of the bacteria to(More)
Changes in water quality in reclaimed water distribution systems are a major concern especially when considering the potential for growth of pathogenic microbes. A survey of 21 wastewater process configurations confirmed the high quality effluent produced using membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, but suggests that other technologies can be operated to(More)
Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are often a preferred treatment technology for satellite water recycling facilities since they produce consistent effluent water quality with a small footprint and require little or no supervision. While the water quality produced from centralized MBRs has been widely reported, there is no study in the literature addressing the(More)
Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) produce better quality effluent compared to conventional treatment processes but they are still subjected to the same disinfection requirements as conventional processes by many regulatory agencies. A research study consisting of bench-, pilot- and full-scale studies was conducted to characterize effluents produced from an MBR(More)
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