Pseudomonas aeruginosa for the evaluation of swimming pool chlorination and algicides.

  title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa for the evaluation of swimming pool chlorination and algicides.},
  author={George P. Fitzgerald and M. E. DerVartanian},
  journal={Applied microbiology},
  volume={17 3},
Concentrations of ammonia and the chlorine stabilizer, cyanuric acid, which could be expected in swimming pools decreased the rate of kill by chlorine of the potential pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The effect of cyanuric acid increased as the concentration of chlorine decreased, a fact of significance from a public health view. Quaternary ammonium algcides had little effect on the kill rate of chlorine, but an organic mercury algicide had a synergistic effect with chlorine when the chlorine… 

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