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

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Abstract

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
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Disinfectants
disinfectants
water distribution
Biofilms
Silver
silver
biofilm
poly(vinyl chloride)
Water
Water Quality
Stainless Steel
stainless steel
Polyvinyl Chloride
Drinking Water
drinking water
harbor
pathogen
water quality
steel
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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