Settling behavior of unpurified Cryptosporidium oocysts in laboratory settling columns.

Abstract

The settling behavior of fresh and aged unpurified oocysts was examined in settling column suspensions with varied ionic strengths and concentrations of calcium and magnesium. Independent measurements of the size and density of unpurified oocysts were performed to determine a theoretical settling velocity for the test populations. Viability of the oocysts… (More)

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