Adsorption of Escherichia coli in Different Soils

Ling, T. Y. and Goh, S. H. and Kasing, A. (2013) Adsorption of Escherichia coli in Different Soils. Other. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. (Submitted)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Adsorption_of_Escherichia_Coli_in_different_Soils.pdf

Download (65kB) | Preview

Abstract

Adsorption of E.coli on soils determines its availability for movement during runoff events. In this study, adsorption of E.coli is determined in two different soils, a silt loam and a clay loam. Clay loam was found to adsorb significantly more E.coli than silt loam. Clay loam absorbed 81.5% and 86.2% of E.coli at low and high initial concentrations respectively whereas silt loam was found to adsorb 39.4% and 75% at low and high initial concentrations respectively. Results show that adsorption isotherm could be represented by linear adsorption isotherm. Distribution coefficient was found to be 0.65 and 3.13 ml/g for silt loam and 4.40 and 6.29 ,l/g for clay loam. The distribution coefficient is dependent on the initial concentration of E.coli.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: survival, Escherichia coli, soil, pH, temperature, die-off, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 03:33
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 01:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/233

Actions (For repository members only: login required)

View Item View Item