Silver as a residual disinfectant to prevent biofilm formation in water distribution systems

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Biofilms can have deleterious effects on drinking water quality and may harbor pathogens. Experiments were conducted using 100 μg/liter silver to prevent biofilm formation in modified Robbins devices with polyvinyl chloride and stainless steel surfaces. No significant difference was observed on either surface between the silver treatment and the control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1639-1641
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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