GROUNDWATER PROTECTION BY SOIL MODIFICATION.

Robert B. Thurman, Charles P Gerba

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Abstract

Certain soils exhibit a limited capacity for removal of microbes when domestic sewage effluent percolates through the soil. In this study metallic aluminum was added to soil in an attempt to enhance the removal of viruses. Water and sewage containing the bacterial virus MS-2 virus was passed through 20 cm columns of sandy soil to which 5. 0 gm of aluminum was added. The soil columns were flooded in cycles of 7 days flooding and 3 days drying. Modification of the soil by addition of metallic aluminum caused a six to eight log decrease in virus concentration, while control columns with no aluminum showed only a two log decrease. Virus reduction continued in the test columns, with no significant changes, after five weeks of intermittent flooding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsKenneth D. Schmidt
PublisherAmerican Water Resources Assoc
Pages105-108
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1985

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Groundwater
Soils
Viruses
Aluminum
Sewage
Bacteriophages
Effluents
Drying
Water

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Thurman, R. B., & Gerba, C. P. (1985). GROUNDWATER PROTECTION BY SOIL MODIFICATION. In K. D. Schmidt (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 105-108). American Water Resources Assoc.

GROUNDWATER PROTECTION BY SOIL MODIFICATION. / Thurman, Robert B.; Gerba, Charles P.

Unknown Host Publication Title. ed. / Kenneth D. Schmidt. American Water Resources Assoc, 1985. p. 105-108.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thurman, RB & Gerba, CP 1985, GROUNDWATER PROTECTION BY SOIL MODIFICATION. in KD Schmidt (ed.), Unknown Host Publication Title. American Water Resources Assoc, pp. 105-108.
Thurman RB, Gerba CP. GROUNDWATER PROTECTION BY SOIL MODIFICATION. In Schmidt KD, editor, Unknown Host Publication Title. American Water Resources Assoc. 1985. p. 105-108
Thurman, Robert B. ; Gerba, Charles P. / GROUNDWATER PROTECTION BY SOIL MODIFICATION. Unknown Host Publication Title. editor / Kenneth D. Schmidt. American Water Resources Assoc, 1985. pp. 105-108
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