Impact of orthophosphate addition on biofilm development in drinking water distribution systems.

  title={Impact of orthophosphate addition on biofilm development in drinking water distribution systems.},
  author={Mbarka Gouider and Jalel Bouzid and Sami Sayadi and Antoine Montiel},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  volume={167 1-3},
The contamination of the water distribution network results from fixed bacteria multiplication (biofilm) on the water pipe walls, followed by their detachment and their transport in the circulating liquid. The presence of biofilms in distribution networks can result in numerous unwanted problems for the user such as microbial contamination of the distributed water and deterioration of the network (bio-corrosion). For old networks, lead-containing plumbings can be a serious cause of worry for… CONTINUE READING


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