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Polyacrylamide Compounds Remove Coliform Bacteria from Animal Wastewater
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 277-280 in Preferential Flow, Water Movement and Chemical Transport in the Environment, Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. (3-5 January 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA), eds. D. D. Bosch and K. W. King. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE 701P0006.(doi:10.13031/2013.2094)
Authors: James A. Entry and R. E. Sojka
Keywords: polyacrylamide, Al(SO4)3, CaO, surface flow, water quality, enteric microorganisms
Animal wastes are a major contributor of nutrients and enteric microorganisms to surface and ground water. Since polyacrylamide (PAM) is an effective flocculent, we hypothesized it would reduce transport of microorganisms in flowing water. We measured total coliform bacteria (TC) and fecal coliform bacteria (FC) in water flowing at 15.5 l min