Véronique Lahoussine

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The effect of phosphate addition in drinking water was tested under static conditions as batch tests and under dynamic conditions using continuously fed reactors. Phosphate supplements in batch tests from 0.1 to 2 mg P-PO4 L(-1) did not show any relationship between bacterial growth and phosphate concentration. Dynamic tests in slightly corroded reactor(More)
The effects of discontinuous chlorination on the characteristics of the water in a pilot drinking water distribution network were investigated. The release or consumption of organic matter (as dissolved organic carbon, DOC) following chlorination and non-chlorination periods were estimated, as were changes in bacterial cell production. In each unchlorinated(More)
When exposed to oxidation, algae release dissolved organic matter with significant carbohydrate (52%) and biodegradable (55 to 74%) fractions. This study examined whether algal organic matter (AOM) added in drinking water can compromise water biological stability by supporting bacterial survival. Escherichia coli (1.3 x 10(5) cells ml(-1)) was inoculated in(More)
The Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a molecular technique which can be used for identify specific bacterial strains within a mixed population. A detection method has been developed for strict and opportunistic pathogenic bacteria (Salmonella, enterohemorragic Escherichia coli and Aeromonas hydrophila) in raw and treated water. This method is composed of(More)
The culturability of Escherichia coli in undersaturated drinking water with respect to CaCO3 (corrosive water) or in oversaturated water (non-corrosive water) was tested in different reactors: glass flasks (batch, "non-reactive" wall); glass reactors (chemostat, "non-reactive" wall) versus a corroded cast iron Propella reactor (chemostat, "reactive" wall)(More)
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