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dc.contributor.advisorSapkota, Ph.D., Amy Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorBradshaw, Rhodelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T05:50:20Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T05:50:20Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2TH8BN5C
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/20041
dc.description.abstractInadequate disinfection of contaminated freshwater that is used to irrigate food crops that are eaten raw can result in foodborne illnesses. Therefore, in this study we assessed the efficacy of a low-cost, water treatment technology, zero-valent iron (ZVI), in reducing microbiological contamination of synthetic irrigation water. Specifically, we compared the capabilities of a ZVI-sand filter versus a sand filter in reducing levels of Salmonella Newport MDD314 and E. coli TVS 353 through filtration or residual disinfection. Our data showed that ZVI-sand filtration was more effective than sand filtration alone in reducing levels of both of these microorganisms. Our results also showed that, after filtration, there seemed to be no residual disinfection capabilities associated with either the ZVI-sand system or the sand system alone. Our findings suggest that ZVI-sand filtration can effectively reduce microbial contaminants in irrigation water; however, there seem to be no residual disinfection capabilities after filtration.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAssessment of Zero-Valent Iron Capabilities to Reduce Food-borne Pathogens via Filtration and Residual Activities in Irrigation Wateren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMaryland Institute for Applied Environmental Healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIrrigationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMicrobiologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRemediation methodsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWater qualityen_US


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