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Can anyone clarify this?

Abdulhakim Mohammed mohdabdi at emirates.net.ae
Wed Apr 14 06:45:29 EST 1999

We can get drinking water from lakes, rivers, groundwater and from the 
sea after the desalination process. My question is: 
Is it important to do microbiological and chemical analysis to 
desalinated water? Why? And what type of analysis should be done for 
this type of water to be safe for human consumption? 
What is the USEPA regulations and guidelines for standard plate count 
(spread plate and pour plate counts)?
I hope some one will help me understand this problem. Thank you very 
Best wishes, 

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