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Detection of Filamentous Iron Bacteria in Open Recirculating Cooling Water Systems.
NTIS#: PB 267 117 :10 pages
A method was investigated for detecting and counting filamentous iron bacteria in open recirculating cooling systems. It is simple and fast and does not require trained microbiologists. Samples from 26 systems were examined. Cells were cultivated on commercially prepared ready-to-use media. Cultures grew well on this medium and were identified as filamentous iron bacteria by microscopic examination and by their ability to deposit iron using the Prussian Blue reaction.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS#: PB 267 117
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