SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1960

D 932 - 58 Standard Method of Test for Iron Bacteria in Industrial Water and Water-Formed Deposits


This method describes the procedure for the detection of iron bacteria by examination under the microscope. The method provides for the identification of the following genera of bacteria found in industrial water and water formed deposits: Siderocapsa, Gallionella (Didymohelix), Sphaerotilus, Crenothrix, Leptothrix, and Clonothrix.

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Developed by Committee: D19
Pages: 298–306
DOI: 10.1520/STP44243S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5928-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6082-8