The biofilm community structure in a granular activated carbon (GAC) filter was investigated by ribosomal intergenic spacer region analysis (RISA). The results showed that microbial diversity diminished and stabilized with time of filter operation. One bacterium (Hydrogenophaga palleronii) was identified according to its 16S-rRNA sequence. However, this bacterium did not degrade any of the HAAs tested. Another bacterium was isolated from biofilm enrichment cultures and was capable of degrading ClAA and Cl2AA.
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Research Article| March 01 2006
Microbial community structure in a drinking water GAC filter
John M. Regan;
Richard F. Unz;
Water Supply (2006) 6 (2): 267–271.
Hsin-Hsin Tung, John M. Regan, Richard F. Unz, Yuefeng F. Xie; Microbial community structure in a drinking water GAC filter. Water Supply 1 March 2006; 6 (2): 267–271. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2006.081
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