Germinant-enhanced decontamination of Bacillus spores adhered to iron and cement-mortar drinking water infrastructures.

@article{Szabo2012GerminantenhancedDO,
  title={Germinant-enhanced decontamination of Bacillus spores adhered to iron and cement-mortar drinking water infrastructures.},
  author={Jeff Szabo and Nur Muhammad and Lee Heckman and Eugene W. Rice and John Hall},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={2449-51}
}
Germination was evaluated as an enhancement to decontamination methods for removing Bacillus spores from drinking water infrastructure. Germinating spores before chlorinating cement mortar or flushing corroded iron was more effective than chlorinating or flushing alone.