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1: Appl Environ Microbiol. 1993 Nov;59(11):3674-80.Click here to read  Links

Comparison of Giardia lamblia and Giardia muris cyst inactivation by ozone.

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Inactivation of Giardia lamblia and Giardia muris cysts was compared by using an ozone demand-free 0.05 M phosphate buffer in bench-scale batch reactors at 22 degrees C. Ozone was added to each trial from a concentrated stock solution for contact times of 2 and 5 min. The viability of the control and treated cysts was evaluated by using the C3H/HeN mouse and Mongolian gerbil models for G. muris and G. lamblia, respectively. The resistance of G. lamblia to ozone was not significantly different from that of G. muris under the study conditions, contrary to previously reported data that suggested G. lamblia was significantly more sensitive to ozone than G. muris was. The simple Ct value for 2 log unit inactivation of G. lamblia was 2.4 times higher than the Ct value recommended by the Surface Water Treatment Rule.

PMID: 8285675 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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