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Legionella - A Threat to Groundwater, Pathogen Transport through Recharge Basin Media Columns


Abstract This study was devised to elucidate key information concerning the potential risk posed by Legionella in reclaimed water. A series of biological experiments and a recharge basin soil column study were conducted to examine the survival, growth, and transport of L. pneumophila through engineered reclaimed water systems. A pilot-scale, column study was set up to measure Legionella transport in the columns under Arizona recharge basin conditions. Two columns, A and B, were packed to a depth of 122 cm with a loamy sand media collected from a recharge basin in Mesa, Arizona. The grain size distribution of Column A differed from that of Column B by the removal of fines passing the #200 sieve. The different soil profiles represented by column A and... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor McBurnett, Lauren Rae (Author) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Advisor) / Alum, Absar (Committee member) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Environmental engineering / Microbiology / Central Arizona / Column / Escherichia coli / Legionella / Recharge / Trasport
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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