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Title The handbook of water and wastewater microbiology / edited by Duncan Mara and Nigel J. Horan.

Imprint San Diego, Calif. : Academic, 2003.

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Description 1 online resource (v, 819 pages) : illustrations
Summary 'Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right' Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General Edited by two world-renowned scientists in the field, The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology provides a definitive and comprehensive coverage of water and wastewater microbiology. With contributions from experts from around the world, this book gives a global perspective on the important issues faced in the provision of safe drinking water, the problems of dealing with aquatic pollution and the processes involved in wastewater management. Starting with an introductory chapter of basic microbiological principles, The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology develops these principles further, ensuring that this is the essential text for process engineers with little microbiological experience and specialist microbiologists alike. Comprehensive selection of reviews dealing with drinking water and aquatic pollution Provides an understading of basic microbiology and how it is applied to engineering process solutions Suitable for all levels of knowledge in microbiology -from those with no background to specialists who require the depth of information.
Contents Basic Microbiology -- 1Microbial Nutrition and Basic MetabolismE C S Chan -- Introduction to Microbes of Sanitary Importance -- 2VirusesJohn Heritage -- 3BacteriaEd Schroeder, -- 4ProtozoaNigel Horan -- 5Filamentous Fungi In Water SystemsGraham Kinsey, Joan Kelley -- 6Microbial Flora of the GutB S Drasar -- 7Faecal Indicator OrganismsD D Mara -- 8Detection, Enumeration and Identification of Environmental Microorganisms of Public Health SignificanceHoward Kator, Martha Rhodes -- 9Fundamentals of Biological BehaviourM C Wentzel, G A Ekama, R E Loewenthal -- Water and Excreta Related Diseases -- 10Microorganisms and DiseaseR Morris -- 11Unitary Environmental Classification of Water and Excreta Related Communicable DiseasesD D Mara and R G A Feacham -- 12Emerging Waterborne PathogensDebra E Huffman, Walter Quintero-Betancourt, Joan Rose -- 13Health Effects of Water Consumption and Water QualityPierre Payment -- 14Drinking Standards fro the Developing WorldJ Bartram, Guy Howard, Peter Murchie -- 15Control of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Wastewater Recycling and Refuse in AgricultureHillel Shuval and Badri Fattal -- 16Developing Risk Assessments of Waterborne Microbial ContaminationsPaul Gale -- 17Effluent Discharge StandardsDavid W M Johnstone -- 18Health Constraints on the Agricultural Recycling of Wastewater SludgesA Godfrey -- Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment -- Introduction to Microbiological Wastewater Treatment -- 19Fixed Film ProcessesPaul Lessard -- 20Suspended Growth ProcessesNigel Horan -- 21Low-Cost Treatment SystemsD D Mara -- 22Anaerobic Treatment ProcessesKen Anderson -- 23The Nitrogen Cycle and It's Application in Wastewater TreatmentC H Wong, G W Barton, J P Barford -- 24The Microbiology of Phosphorus Removal in Activated SludgeT E Cloete, M M Ehlers, J van Heerden, B Atkinson -- 25Sulphate Reducing BacteriaOliver J Hao -- 26Protozoa as Indicators of Wastewater Treatment EfficiencyPaolo Madoni -- 27Biofilm Formation and it's Role in Fixed Film ProcessesLuis F Melo -- Behaviour of Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Processes -- 28Viruses in FaecesJohn Oragui -- 29Bacterial Pathogen Removal from Wastewater Treatment PlantsTom Curtis -- Problems in wastewater treatment processes -- 30Activated Sludge Bulking and Foaming: Microbes and MythsR J Foot, M S Robinson -- 31Odour GenerationArthur Boon -- 32Recalcitrant Organic CompoundsJ S Knapp, K C A Bromley-Challenor -- 33The Problems of Heavy Metals in Wastewater Treatment ProcessesJ Binkley and J A Simpson -- Drinking Water Microbiology -- 34Stored Water (Rainjars and Raintanks)John Pinfold -- 35Coagulation and FiltrationCaroline S Fitzpartick and John Gregory -- 36Biofilms in Water Distribution SystemsCharmain J Kerr, Keith S Osborn, Alex H Rickard, Geoff D Robson, Pauline S Handley -- 37Taste and Odour Problems in Potable WaterEsther Ortenberg, Benjamin Telsch -- 38Giardia and CryptosporidiumH V Smith and A M Grimason -- 39Microbial Response to DisinfectantsJ Morato, J Mir, F Codony, J Mas, F Ribas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART 1: BASIC MICROBIOLOGY -- Microbial nutrition and basic metabolism / E C S Chan -- Introduction to microbes of sanitary importance -- Viruses / John Heritage -- Bacteria / Edward D Schroeder, Stefan Wuertz -- Protozoa / Nigel Horan -- Filamentous fungi in water systems / Graham Kinsey [and others] -- Microbial flora of the gut / BS Drasar -- Faecal indicator organisms / Duncan Mara -- Detection, enumeration and identification of environmental microorganisms of public health significance / Howard Kator, Martha Rhodes -- Fundamentals of biological behaviour and wastewater strength tests / MC Wentzel [and others] -- PART 2: WATER AND EXCRETA-RELATED DISEASES -- Microorganisms and disease / R Morris -- Unitary environmental classification of water- and excreta-related communicable diseases / Duncan Mara, RGA Feachem -- Emerging waterborne pathogens / Debra Huffman [and others] -- Health effects of water consumption and water quality / Pierre Payment -- Drinking-water standards for the developing world / Jamie Bartram, Guy Howard -- Control of pathogenic microorganisms in wastewater recycling and reuse in agriculture / Hillel Shuval, Badri Fattal -- Developing risk assessments of waterborne microbial contaminations / Paul Gale -- Health constraints on the agricultural recycling of wastewater sludges / Alan Godfree -- Effluent discharge standards / David WM Johnstone -- PART 3: MICROBIOLOGY OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT -- Introduction to microbiological wastewater treatment -- Fixed film processes / Paul Lessard, Yann LeBihan -- Biofilm formation and its role in fixed film processes / Luis F Melo -- Suspended growth processes / Nigel Horan -- Protozoa as indicators of wastewater treatment efficiency / Paolo Madoni -- Microbiology of phosphorus removal in activated sludge / T E Cloete [and others] -- Anaerobic treatment processes / GK Anderson [and others] -- Nitrogen cycle and its application in wastewater treatment / Cien Hiet Wong [and others] -- Low-cost treatment systems / Duncan Mara -- Microbial interactions in facultative and maturation ponds / Howard Pearson -- Sulphate-reducing bacteria / Oliver J Hao -- Behaviour of pathogens in wastewater treatment processes -- Viruses in faeces / John Oragui -- Bacterial pathogen removal from wastewater treatment plants / Tom Curtis -- Fate and behaviour of parasites in wastewater treatment systems / Rebecca Stott -- Problems in wastewater treatment processes -- Activated sludge bulking and foaming: microbes and myths / RJ Foot, MS Robinson -- Odour generation / Arthur G Boon, Alison J Vincent -- Recalcitrant organic compounds / JS Knapp, KCA Bromley-Challenor -- Heavy metals in wastewater treatment processes / J Binkley, JA Simpson -- PART 4: DRINKING WATER MICROBIOLOGY -- Surface waters / Huw Taylor -- Stored water (rainjars and raintanks) / John Pinfold -- Coagulation and filtration / Caroline S Fitzpatrick, John Gregory -- Microbial response to disinfectants / Jordi Morató [and others] -- Giardia and Cryptosporidium in water and wastewater / HV Smith, AM Grimason -- Biofilms in water distribution systems / Charmain J. Kerr [and others] -- Taste and odour problems in potable water / Esther Ortenberg, Benjamin Teltsch.
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Subject Drinking water -- Microbiology.
Sewage -- Microbiology.
Sewage disposal -- Microbiology.
Sewage -- microbiology.
Water Microbiology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mara, D. Duncan (David Duncan), 1944- Editor.
Horan, N. J. Editor.
Other Form: Print version: Handbook of water and wastewater microbiology. San Diego, Calif. : Academic, 2003 0124701000 9780124701007 (OCoLC)53115089
ISBN 9780124701007
1423755634 (electronic bk.)
9781423755630 (electronic bk.)