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Experiments with oyster purification in Florida
Torpey, J.; Ingle, R.M.; Gillespie, L.; Havens, W.K. (1966). Experiments with oyster purification in Florida. Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association 56: 43-47
In: Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association. Economy Printing: Easton. ISSN 0077-5711, more

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  • Torpey, J.
  • Ingle, R.M.
  • Gillespie, L.
  • Havens, W.K.

    Twelve tests on purifying oysters, using ultraviolet light as the sterilizing agent, were conducted. The depuration unit employed was capable of purifying oysters using a low circulation factor at water temperatures of 2lf to 26°C. No special cleaning procedure of the bivalve was necessary. In all tests except one, meats were at acceptable bacterial levels within 12 hours. In seven tests the bacterial counts of the water dropped to or remained at zero within four hours and in all tests, within 24 hours. Removal of fecal material did not appear to alter results.

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