Comparison of membrane filters for recovery of legionellae from water samples

L. Smith, Karen C Carroll, S. Mottice

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The procedures currently used for isolating legionellae from environmental samples recommend filtration through a 0.2-μm-pore-size polycarbonate filter. In this study we evaluated the performance of 23 other filters composed of various materials and having various pore sizes. We prefer the 0.2-μm-pore-size Gelman Supor filter because of its high level of recovery, faster filtration rate, and ease of handling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Microbiology

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