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Rapid determination of E. coli concentrations at Lake Erie beaches using the IMS/ATP method

The goal of this project is to advance the technologies that are   used in beach risk management. This grant will identify methods to   adapt rapid test methods to determine bacteria concentrations at   Lake Erie beaches.    The proposed work will take place at three beaches in Cleveland -   Edgewater, Villa Angela, and Huntington and will consist of four   goals:  1) Analyze samples using the IMS/ATP rapid method and compare these   results to samples analyzed using the standard membrane filtration   method.  2) Optimize the IMS/ATP rapid method.  3) Verify that the results from the rapid-method testing can be used   as a variable in a predictive model.  4) Determine if analysis of a composite sample for E. coli is an   accurate alternative to the current practice of analyzing two   samples per beach and computing the mean.    (E. coli); (Escherichia coli); (beach closures); (beach closure);   (beach closings); (beach closing); (Lake Erie); (human health)

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End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Land Use and Habitat
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
State Province
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Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans

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