Betaieb, M. and Jones, K. (1992) Nitrogen-fixing heterotrophic bacteria and presumptive coliforms in sewage treatment plants and irrigation reservoirs in Libya. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 15 (1). pp. 32-33. ISSN 1472-765XFull text not available from this repository.
Monitoring of heterotrophic nitrogen-fixing bacteria and presumptive coliforms in two Libyan sewage treatment plants showed that tertiary treatment of effluents by chlorination killed these bacteria. However, the irrigation reservoirs which received the treated effluent contained large numbers of both types of bacteria. As the proportion of nitrogen-fixers to presumptive coliforms was much less in the sewage than in the irrigation reservoirs it is probable that the irrigation water became contaminated by a source other than sewage.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Letters in Applied Microbiology|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Deposited On:||13 Jan 2009 14:42|
|Last Modified:||01 Jan 2017 01:34|
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