G033: Membrane filtration
online resourceposted on 2018-02-12, 15:11 authored by Brian Reed, Michael D. Smith, Rod Shaw
Faecal matter is an indicator of many diseases that are transmitted by the faecal-oral route, so if faecal organisms are found in water we can assume that disease-causing organisms, commonly called ‘pathogens’, are also present. Membrane filtration is a means of testing the quality of water for faecal contamination and therefore a way of determining whether a water supply is safe, or whether the water needs treating before consumption. This guide presents an overview of the process.
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