Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/10934521003772386
Title: Assessment of the extent of bacterial growth in reverse osmosis system for improving drinking water quality
Authors: Park, S.-K. 
Hu, J.Y. 
Keywords: Biofilm
Biostability
Drinking water
Growth potentia
Membrane
Reverse osmosis (RO)
Specific growth rate
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Citation: Park, S.-K., Hu, J.Y. (2010-01). Assessment of the extent of bacterial growth in reverse osmosis system for improving drinking water quality. Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 45 (8) : 968-977. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/10934521003772386
Abstract: This study was carried out to assess reverse osmosis (RO) treatment efficacy of drinking water in terms of biological stability in the distribution system. Two flat-sheet RO membranes were used in this study. Experiments were designed to investigate the growth of biofilm and bulk phase bacteria for the RO-treated water flowing through a model distribution system under controlled conditions without disinfectants. RO membranes improved the water quality of drinking water in terms of inorganic, organic and bacterial contents. Organic matter including the fraction available for microbes was efficiently removed by the RO membranes tested. More than 99% of bacterial cells in the tap water was retained by the RO membranes, leaving
Source Title: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/87457
ISSN: 10934529
DOI: 10.1080/10934521003772386
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