Implications of nutrient release from iron metal for microbial regrowth in water distribution systems.

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Control of microbial regrowth in iron pipes is a major challenge for water utilities. This work examines the inter-relationship between iron corrosion and bacterial regrowth, with a special focus on the potential of iron pipe to serve as a source of phosphorus. Under some circumstances, corroding iron and steel may serve as a source for all macronutrients… (More)

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@article{Morton2005ImplicationsON, title={Implications of nutrient release from iron metal for microbial regrowth in water distribution systems.}, author={Siyuan C Morton and Yan Zhang and Marc A. Edwards}, journal={Water research}, year={2005}, volume={39 13}, pages={2883-92} }