Mutagenic Analysis of Drinking Water

  • Colin D. Chriswell
  • Bonita A. Glatz
  • James S. Fritz
  • Harry J. Svec
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 15)


As recently as ten years ago relatively little was known about organic contaminants in drinking water. The carbon absorption methods (3,12) and other techniques were used to provide an indication of the amount of organic matter in water. However, only a handful of the individual compounds had ever been identified. During the past ten years it has become possible to separate and identify many organic substances in drinking water using techniques such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Nearly 500 compounds have now been positively identified (9,10) and the list of identifications is continuing to grow.


Drinking Water Organic Contaminant Mutagenic Activity Activate Carbon Adsorption Strain TA98 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin D. Chriswell
    • 1
  • Bonita A. Glatz
    • 1
  • James S. Fritz
    • 1
  • Harry J. Svec
    • 1
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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