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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Zero coliforms, and zero faecal coliforms, quickly became the microbiological
goal of drinking water quality. No-one would really question the general sense of
this goal – chlorinate your water and you get zero coliforms per 100 ml, ...
3 COLIFORM BACTERIA Early water microbiologists defined coliform bacteria as
those bacteria able to grow at 378C in ... Faecal coliforms were considered to be
those coliforms which were of exclusively faecal origin and consequently able ...
The faecal enterococci fulfill most of the requirements of an ideal indicator – the
species listed in Table 7.1 are exclusively associated ... It is present in human
and animal faeces, but in lower numbers than faecal coliforms or faecal
animal faeces (see also Mara and Oragui, 1981, 1983; Oragui and Mara, 1981,
1984). ... are extremely sensitive in the extra-intestinal environment, disappearing
much more rapidly than faecal coliforms (Oragui et al., 1987; Pourcher, 1991), ...
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Part 2 Water and Excreta Related Diseases
Part 3 Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment
Part 4 Drinking Water Microbiology