Original paper

Über die Bedeutung bakteriologischer Untersuchungen für die Beurteilung von Fließgewässern, dargestellt am Beispiel der österreichischen Donau

[The Importance of Bacteriological Investigations for the Classification of Flowing Water Bodies, demonstrated on the Austrian Part of the Danube]

Kohl, Werner


The importance of bacteriological investigations in the assessment of water quality has not been recognized. Results of bacteriological investigations on the Danube and its tributaries demonstrate the sensitivity and selectivity of these parameters and their value as precise indicators. The efficiency of the suggested technique can be considerably increased by including various other components of the limnic ecosystem and assessing their bacteriological contamination.


bacteriologicalflowing water bodieslimnicecosystemDanubeAustria