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Standard plate count: A comparison of pour plate and spread plate methods
Raymond H. Taylor, Martin J. Allen and Edwin E. Geldreich
Journal (American Water Works Association)
Vol. 75, No. 1, Solving Economic Problems (January 1983), pp. 35-37
Published by: American Water Works Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41272873
Page Count: 3
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Water samples collected during routine flushing of dead-end mains were analyzed for bacterial count by using both pour plate and spread plate procedures. Results from these analyses were compared statistically. The pour plate procedure was neither as accurate nor as precise as the spread plate procedure for enumerating the heterotrophic plate count population.
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