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What should cooling tower owners do about legionella?

06.01.2014  |  Huchler, L. A.,  MarTech Systems, Inc., Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Keywords: [cooling tower] [aerols] [legionella] [bacteria] [cooling water] [process water]

The first awareness of the risks of legionella bacteria in cooling water was the outbreak of Legionellosis at the hotel hosting the Legionnaires’ Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1976. For the last 38 years, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) tabulated an increasing number of cases of legionellosis as physicians and hospitals began to improve their diagnostic capability.

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