publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

An evaluation of invertebrate dynamics in a drinking water distribution system: a South African perspective

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  • Published: 16 Oct 2008
  • Country: South Africa
M.Sc. The occurrence of invertebrates in drinking water supplies is a common consumer complaint with studies showing that very few drinking water distribution networks are totally free of organisms. A detailed investigation of different types of metazoan animals in the drinking water supply networks of South Africa has not been undertaken. In limited worldwide studies, invertebrates (mainly Amphipoda, Chironomidae, Cladocera, Copepoda and Ostracoda) have been detected in produced drinking water. In countries that have started monitoring these organisms, the quality of the produced water has improved due to the improved methods of filtering. The occurrence of “wo...
free text keywords: Water quality management, Effect of water quality on aquatic invertebrates, Drinking water purification
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