water quality

Ann C. Smith ASMITH at MICROB.UMD.EDU
Mon Mar 20 11:14:26 EST 1995


Dear All
An undergraduate has just approached me requesting to test water 
samples for a local environemtal group.  I am familiar with the 
basics of testing for fecal coliforms, but I have never applied the 
technque in the real world.  Which is considered the most reliable - 
the filtration technique with cultivation of filter in MF-endo media 
or the traditional MPN technique followed by plating of samples on 
EMB agar?

He also is interested in testing for dissolved nitrogen and 
phosphorous.  Any suggestions for methods to detect these?
Thanks!
Ann
Ann C. Smith Ph.D.
Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies
Department of Microbiology
University of Maryland



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