Chlorination of solids-associated coliphages

C. H. Stagg, C. Wallis, C. H. Ward, C. P. Gerba

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The paper reports on a study to investigate the effect that association of coliphages with suspended solids has on disinfection by chlorine. Changes in the numbers of freely suspended and solids-associated coliphages were observed during passage of effluent through municipal chlorine contact chambers. Solids-associated coliphages were more resistant to chlorination than were freely suspended coliphages. Laboratory studies demonstrated that most of the solids-associated phages were adsorbed to the surface of sewage solids rather than embedded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-387
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Water Technology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1978
EventAdv Treat and Reclam of Wastewater, Int Conf, Proc - Johannesburg, S Afr
Duration: Jun 13 1977Jun 17 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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