EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Wastewater bacteria and shellfish


Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences 94(1): 92-102
Wastewater bacteria and shellfish
Extensive field and laboratory studies were conducted from 1986 to 1989 to determine relationships between wastewater discharges and bacteria in shellfish. Dyed wastewater plume studies showed rapid decrease in recoverable bacteria in seawater. Weekly measurement of water column bacteria throughout the study area over a year-long period showed that waters met the standards for approved growing waters for shellfish. Nevertheless, some shellfish tissue samples exceeded market standards for total and fecal coliform bacteria. Thus, spatial deployments of oysters and mussels were used to evaluate potential sources of bacteria. Bacterial concentrations in shellfish showed poor correlation with periods of disinfection and non-disinfection of wastewater discharges. Bacteria in shellfish correlated with periods of stormwater runoff. Laboratory studies determined the rate of uptake and depuration of wastewater bacteria by shellfish. Results showed that there must be cultureable bacteria in the water to retrieve cultureable bacteria in shellfish. Fecal Streptococcus appeared to be a better indicator than total and fecal coliform for correlating bacteria in shellfish with various sources of bacteria.


Accession: 009730652



Related references

Process of elimination of bacteria in shellfish, of shucking shellfish and an apparatus therefor. Official Gazette of the United States Patent & Trademark Office Patents 1245(3), Apr 17, 2001

Distribution of indicator bacteria and bacteriophages in shellfish and shellfish-growing waters. Journal of Applied Microbiology 85(5): 790-798, Nov, 1998

Immunochemical rapid response testing for fecal coliform bacteria and other contaminants in shellfish and shellfish harvesting waters. 1991

Application of immunochemical techniques for rapid response testing for fecal coliform bacteria in shellfish and shellfish harvesting waters. 1990

Process of elimination of bacteria in shellfish and of shucking shellfish. Official Gazette of the United States Patent & Trademark Office Patents 1260(5), July 30, 2002

Interactions of bacteria and shellfish: potential role of shellfish as a vector of human pathogens, notably Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Dissertation Abstracts International B Sciences and Engineering, 452: 466, 1984

Precipitation of carbonates by bacteria isolated from wastewater samples collected in a conventional wastewater treatment plant. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 10(1): 141-150, 2013

Examination for intestinal parasites and enteric bacteria in the wastewater and treated wastewater from the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 32 Suppl 2: 236-239, 2002

Studies on psychro tolerant bacteria in fish and shellfish part 5 the growth or viability of tri methylamine oxide reducing psychrotrophic bacteria and their activity at subzero temperatures. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 40(6): 625-630, 1974

Immunoclassification of wastewater particulates in shellfish growing waters. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology 92: 378, 1992