Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 162–169 | Cite as

The impedance method for monitoring total coliforms in wastewaters

Part I. Background and methodology
  • W. M. Strauss
  • G. W. Malaney
  • R. D. Tanner


This paper presents a brief review of the history of the use of conductance and impedance techniques for monitoring bacterial growth and activity. The paper also describes the development of an impedance methodology applicable to the estimation of numbers of total coliform bacteria in domestic sewage and other wastewaters.


Fecal Coliform Total Coliform Impedance Change Cell Pair Cady 


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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Strauss
    • 1
  • G. W. Malaney
    • 1
  • R. D. Tanner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Engineering, School of EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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