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May 27, 1911

The Preservation of Sewage by the aid of Chloroform and Cold Storage.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(21):1599. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560210071046

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The authors advocate the addition of 10 c.c. of chloroform to 4 liters of sewage, followed by storage at 10° C., as the most effective method yet devised for checking the chemical changes which take place after collecting a sample of sewage. Cold storage alone is shown to be reasonably good, but higher temperatures, even when chloroform is used, are ineffective.

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