Using a Bioassay to Measure the Potential Of Polymer Solutions To Support Bacterial Growth

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

We inoculated test solutions of 15 different polymers used in water treatment with two species of bacteria known to grow on a wide variety of molecules. We then measured the growth of the bacterial inoculum to determine if the carbon in these polymers can support bacterial growth and to determine their biological stability.

Funded by: Rohm and Haas

Principal Investigator: Louis A. Kaplan

Project Year: 2008