Assessing microbiological water quality in drinking water distribution systems with disinfectant residual using flow cytometry.

@article{Gillespie2014AssessingMW,
  title={Assessing microbiological water quality in drinking water distribution systems with disinfectant residual using flow cytometry.},
  author={Simon Gillespie and Patrick Lipphaus and James Green and Simon Parsons and Paul Weir and Kes Juskowiak and Bruce Jefferson and Peter Jarvis and Andreas Nocker},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={224-34}
}
Flow cytometry (FCM) as a diagnostic tool for enumeration and characterization of microorganisms is rapidly gaining popularity and is increasingly applied in the water industry. In this study we applied the method to obtain a better understanding of total and intact cell concentrations in three different drinking water distribution systems (one using chlorine and two using chloramines as secondary disinfectants). Chloramine tended to result in lower proportions of intact cells than chlorine… CONTINUE READING
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