Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology
"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.
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Essential elements are often required as cofactors for enzymes. Because iron is a
key component of the cytochromes and electroncarrying iron-sulphur proteins, it
plays a key role in cellular respiration. However, most inorganic iron salts are ...
Energy in the form of ATP is needed to power the biosynthesis of many of the
various chemical components of the cell, such as DNA, RNA, enzymes, bacterial
cell wall peptidoglycan, and cell membrane phospholipids. In addition to being ...
The process is catalysed by a cytoplasmic nitrogenase complex consisting of two
enzymes: one enzyme is dinitrogenase, which contains molybdenum and iron (a
MoFe protein); the other enzyme is dinitrogenase reductase, an iron-containing ...
This subsequently becomes integrated into the genome of its host cell. This DNA
copy of the virus RNA is made by an enzyme known as reverse transcriptase
used in many molecular biological techniques. The virus genome encodes the ...
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Part 2 Water and Excreta Related Diseases
Part 3 Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment
Part 4 Drinking Water Microbiology