Detection of filamentous iron bacteria in open recirculating cooling water systems

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Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines , [Washington]
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Statementby H. E. Hilliard.
SeriesReport of investigations - Bureau of Mines ; 8204, Report of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 8204.
ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Mines.
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Detection of filamentous iron bacteria in open recirculating cooling water systems. [Washington]: Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, (OCoLC) Online version: Hilliard, H.E.

(Henry E.). Detection of filamentous iron bacteria in open recirculating cooling water systems. [Washington]: Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, A method was investigated for detecting and counting filamentous iron bacteria in open recirculating cooling systems.

It is simple and fast and does not require trained microbiologists. Samples from 26 systems were examined. Cells were cultivated on commercially prepared ready-to-use media.

In recirculating cooling water systems, iron bacteria can be controlled with the use of proprietary microbicide formulations; or a combination of chlorine and another microbicide.

In any case, two materials should be used alternately to minimize the possibility of developing resistant microorganisms. iron bacteria problem, how you can prevent it and what you can do if it shows up in your water system.

Effects of iron bacteria Iron bacteria can sometimes be seen as reddish or brown slimy masses on stream bottoms and lakeshores. They often produce an oily sheen on the surface of the Size: KB. determine if the bulking is due to filamentous bacteria, take a representative sample of the mixed liquor and examine it using a wet mount.

If filaments can be seen in the floc and extending into the bulk fluid, then most likely the filaments are contributing to the bulking condition.

To determine if filamentous bacteria are causing the foam File Size: KB. Types of Iron Bacteria Iron bacteria include a number of organisms that obtain carbon from the carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the air and obtain energy from dissolved iron or manganese.

Iron bacteria occur naturally in the soil and thrive when there is adequate food (i.e., iron and/or manganese).

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Iron bacteria are small, approximately File Size: KB. This leads to copious growth of filamentous organisms, because these organisms attain - unlike the floc-forming bacteria – high growth rates even if substrate and oxygen concentrations are low. Another reason for the dominance of filamentous microorganisms is the lopsided composition of wastewater, as it occurs in many industrial firms.

Bacterial community structure in cooling water and biofilm in an industrial recirculating cooling water system Article (PDF Available) in Water Science & Technology 68(4) August with. Slime-forming bacteria, algae, fungi and other microorganisms often grow profusely in cooling water systems.

Bacteria may thrive anywhere in the system, but algae require sunlight and, therefore, are usually found growing in the exposed areas of the cooling tower, top deck, peripheral fill and sump. A layman's description.

When de-oxygenated water reaches a source of oxygen, these commonly called iron bacteria convert dissolved iron into an insoluble reddish-brown gelatinous slime that discolors stream beds or can stain plumbing fixtures, and clothing or utensils washed with the water carrying it. Organic material dissolved in water is often the underlying cause of an iron-oxidizing.

Microbiological problems are a common occurrence in cooling water systems. These living organisms are present in the air, soil and water.

Under the proper conditions, these microscopic plants and animals grow into large colonies that block water flow, impede heat transfer, destroy wood, induce corrosion and cause offensive odors.

Details Detection of filamentous iron bacteria in open recirculating cooling water systems FB2

If left unchecked, microbiological growths will. Water is the universal solvent, and groundwater usually has some characteristics of the soil and rock where it is found. Because iron is one of the most abundant minerals in the earth's crust, it is very common in groundwater.

When there is too much iron in the water you can see a reddish-brown color, stained laundry, and poor tasting coffee. Iron Bacteria in Surface Water What are iron bacteria. At least 18 types of bacteria are classified as iron bacteria, long thread-like bacteria that “feed” on iron and secrete slime.

Unlike most bacteria, which feed on organic matter, iron bacteria fulfill their energy requirements by oxidizing ferrous iron into ferric Size: KB.

Iron bacteria are bacteria that derive the energy they need to live and multiply by oxidizing dissolved ferrous iron. The resulting ferric oxide is insoluble, and appears as brown gelatinous slime that stains plumbing fixtures as well as clothing or utensils washed with the water carrying it.

FILAMENTOUS BACTERIA In the activated sludge treatment system, bacteria may occur singly, or in small chains or clumps. Shifts in the activated sludge environment such as changes in pH, dissolved oxygen, nutrients etc. will often cause a change in the behavior of the bacteria.

management of cooling water systems and the bacteria that live in them. Includes studies and testing of microbicides and other microorganisms that infest recirculating cooling water systems and factors influencing their health and growth.

Tests biological oxidation processes as a way of reusing treated effluents as an important method of water conservation in the petroleum refining and. Bacteria Counts and Cooling Tower Water: Debunking the Myths Many people believe that bacteria counts performed on cooling tower waters can accurately gauge the levels of bacteria within that system.

They rely on field test kits, such as the "Dip-Slide" test, to monitor bacteria levels. In open re-circulating cooling water systems due to contact with the air the water picks up micro organism which grows well on the conditions of Moisture, Temperature, Oxygen and sunlight existing in the cooling system.

The growths of these organisms whether they are bacteria, Yeast, fungus, 2.

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Filamentous Bacteria Controlled: A Quick And Easy Solution By Rebecca J. Bodnar, chemist and industrial pretreatment coordinator, Kalispell Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant The City of Kalispell used ingenuity, and just a few inexpensive parts, to solve a problem common to biological nutrient removal facilities.

Iron bacteria thrive in water containing high levels of iron and can accumulate in appliances and plumbing to create sludge, biofilm, and foul odors in water. Chlorine, ozone, or peroxide can kill bacteria and inhibit its recurrence when continually injected into water supplies, however, continuous injection systems require a bit of available.

The most common sign of iron bacteria in the water supply is a reddish-brown or yellowish gelatinous slime in water tanks, faucets, toilet tanks, and plumbing. These nuisance bacteria may cause corrosion to treatment equipment, clog screens and pipes, and have a foul odor.

The location of the cooling tower and the processes near the cooling tower can greatly affect the propensity for MB activity. Food plants, for example, can contribute plenty of organic compounds for the bacteria to have accelerated growth.

Oils that contaminate a cooling water contribute to high MB Size: KB. Cases of high level iron bacteria contamination in water bores have increased rapidly in Australia over recent years.

Iron Bacteria in a Water Bore These iron bacteria produce thread-like slimes which, together with ferric iron, form a voluminous mass which causes major problems in bores, bore casing, screens and/or the aquifer itself.

Novel filamentous spore‐forming iron bacteria causes bulking in activated sludge Article in Journal of Applied Microbiology 67(1) - March with 20 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Bacterial Iron - Slime depositing in toilet tanks or fouling water filters and softeners is a good indication of the presence of bacterial iron. Iron bacteria live by obtaining energy through the oxidation of ferrous iron to ferric iron and utilize the resulting CO2 to create organic molecules for their existence.

Iron Reducing Bacteria (IRB) cause aesthetic problems with the water such as taste, odor and staining of laundry and fixtures. The most common indication of iron bacteria in the water supply is a reddish-brown or yellowish gelatinous slime in water tanks, faucets, toilet tanks, and : LaMotte.

Pilot-scale cooling towers. A detailed description of cooling tower system configuration and operation is provided in Liu et al. (), and is briefly summarized shown in Figure 1, each cooling tower consists of a chamber (56 l) containing a water basin ( l) and three blocks of commercial cooling tower fill material ( × × m 3) composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC Cited by: Bacteria involve around 95% of the total microbial population of the activated sludge and they are essential for the degradation of organic substances in wastewater treatment systems.

Filamentous bacteria are normal components of activated sludge biomass. ASTM's water testing standards are instrumental in specifying and evaluating the methods and facilities used in examining the various characteristics of and contaminants in water for health, security, and environmental purposes.

These water testing standards allow concerned local government authorities, water distribution facilities, and. Iron bacteria are much different than normal ferric or ferrous iron found in well water. Iron bacteria usually forms when it is exposed to the air, and in certain light conditions.

This bacterial type of iron that actually blooms when exposed to the ng Iron Bacteria usually requires using chlorine or hydrogen peroxide injection system. validate each systems ability to detect bacteria in cooling tower water. Methods A bacterial suspension was prepared and diluted in sterile water to provide a wide dilution series of bacteria from 1, to.() To prevent cooling tower basin water from freezing during cold weather, many units: Are equipped with ethylene glycol antifreeze systems.

Are equipped with electric basin heaters. Are equipped with propane burners. Are equipped with ice defrosters. Have salt added to the water.However, conventional blood culturing methods are slow in isolating bacteria. We developed a method for isolation of bacteria by centrifugation and filtration.

Fresh human whole blood was inoculated with facultatively anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms (3 to microorganisms per 5 ml).Cited by: