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MicroorganismsMicroorganisms - Information on the top microbe related searches. Covering bacteria, effective and harmful microbes as well as microbe pictures, details of microorganisms in water and the living soil and more.



There are microorganisms in water and this page describes some of the common microbes including bacteria, viruses and protozoa which with other living worms are all microorganisms in water.


Elongated Spirostoma

possible Stentor, Spirostoma



background to microorganisms in water

Non-sterile water like drinking water contains microorganisms that will colonize the surfaces with which it is in contact after a few days, and form biofilms, regardless of the material. It is known that biofilms contribute significantly to the microbial contamination of drinking water and process water. microorganisms in water. Biofilm organisms exhibit an increased tolerance against biocides and are difficult to remove, especially from non-accessible surfaces. They also provide for recontamination of the water system after disinfection. Biofilms not only occur on materials that release biodegradable substances, but also on so called inert materials.

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The main types of pathogenic microorganisms in water are bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

Bacteria are single-cell organisms that vary in size from 0,1 to 10 Ám. The most commonly known species of baceria are E. Coli and Salmonella.

Viruses are a group of very small, infection-causing agents. They be found found in animals, plants and humans on the intracelular level. Viruses differ from bacteria because they do not have cytoplasms or cell organels. microorganisms in water. A virion or virus particle is only a small clog of genetic matter (DNA or RNA), surrounded by a protein mantle. There are only a few types that contain a cell membrane. The size of a virus can be anywhere between 0,01 and 0,1 Ám. Examples of commonly known viruses are the Rotavirus and the Polio virus. microorganisms in water.

Protozoa are single-cell organisms that contain a core. They are very mobile and live off solid nutrients. They can be found in water, where they are a food source for fish and other water animals. Protozoa vary in size between 1 and 20 Ám. Examples of protozoa are Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lambia.



Microorganisms in Bottled WaterBottled Water Microbes - The microorganisms in bottled water page discusses the safety of bottled water, our cultural water drinking habits and details of some of the microorganisms in bottled water with links to other reference sites.


The most relevant links we could find, placed here free

Intercorr research - Corrosioneering - Microorganisms in Water System Biofilm. www.intercorr.com

Free drinking water - Forms of microbes in water explained including protozoa and worms www.freedrinkingwater.com

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