Comparison of assimilable organic carbon and UV-oxidizable carbon for evaluation of ultrapure-water systems

R. A. Governal, M. T. Yahya, C. P. Gerba, F. Shadman

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Bacterial growth potential was measured in an ultrapure-water pilot plant by modified assimilable organic carbon (AOC) and UV-oxidizable carbon tests. An ion-exchange unit increased UV-oxidizable carbon, yet did not significantly (P ≥ 0.05) alter AOC values. UV radiation decreased UV- oxidizable carbon and increased AOC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-726
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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