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Bacteria in metalworking fluids.
Metalworking Fluids Symposium, The Industrial Metalworking Environment: Assessment and Control, November 13-16, 1995, Dearborn, Michigan. Washington, DC: American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 1995 Nov; :231-233
Used metalworking fluids from a variety of sources were inoculated onto agar media for isolation and identification of bacterial species. Types of fluids examined were either synthetic or semisynthetic. Forty-five isolates were grown in pure culture. Thirty of these were identified to species. The most commonly isolated species belonged to the genus Pseudomonas. Other genera identified include Acinetobacter, Rhodococcus, Variovorax, Bacillus, Serpens, Xanthomonas, and Providencia.
Bacteria; Metalworking; Metalworking-fluids; Metalworking-industry; Bacterial-cultures
Department of Health and Human Services, United States Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 4676 Columbia Parkway, R-7, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45226
Metalworking Fluids Symposium, The Industrial Metalworking Environment: Assessment and Control. November 13-16, 1995, Dearborn, Michigan
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