Performance Characteristics of Microbiological Water Analysis Methods

  1. Pertti Heinonen1,
  2. Giuliano Ziglio2 and
  3. André Van Der Beken3
  1. Seppo I. Niemelä

Published Online: 22 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470511121.ch23

Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring

Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring

How to Cite

Niemelä, S. I. (2000) Performance Characteristics of Microbiological Water Analysis Methods, in Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring (eds P. Heinonen, G. Ziglio and A. Van Der Beken), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470511121.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Finnish Environment Institute, Belsinki, Finland

  2. 2

    Universita di Trento, Italy

  3. 3

    Techware, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471899884

Online ISBN: 9780470511121

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Keywords:

  • microbiological water analysis;
  • precision estimation;
  • most portable number (MPN);
  • lower limit determination;
  • highest reliable count

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Special characteristics of microbiological methods

  • Precision characteristics

  • An illustrative example

  • Derivation of precision estimates

  • Conclusion: precision estimation in a simple case