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Granular Activated Carbon, Bacteriology of

  1. Anne K. Camper

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env014

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Camper, A. K. 2003. Granular Activated Carbon, Bacteriology of. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

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  1. Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • Properties of GAC

  • Colonization of GAC

  • Biological Filtration

  • The Persistence of Pathogens and Indicator Organisms on GAC

  • Release of Bacteria and Colonized Particles from GAC Filters

  • Disinfection of Attached Bacteria

  • Implications for Distribution Systems


  • activated carbon;
  • drinking water;
  • water treatment plants