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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If it can be cultured from a water sample, but faecal coliforms and faecal
enterococci cannot be, its presence indicates: either 'remote' faecal pollution, i.e.
pollution that has occurred at sometime past, since when faecal coliforms and
However, these 'new' specific indicators of human and animal faecal pollution
have several disadvantages: 1. sorbitol-fermenting bifidobacteria are extremely
sensitive in the extra-intestinal environment, disappearing much more rapidly
On Bacterial Indicators of Water and Sewage Pollution. MSc Thesis. University of
Dundee, Dundee. Oragui, J.I. and Mara, D.D. (1981). A selective medium for the
enumeration of Streptococcus bovis by membrane filtration. Journal of Applied ...
However, whatever definition of pollution one may choose, all imply that pollution
is, (1) implicitly connected with life, and (2) disrupts an existing life order. Nature
knows no pollution. Rather, it has a built-in propensity to respond to any ...
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Part 2 Water and Excreta Related Diseases
Part 3 Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment
Part 4 Drinking Water Microbiology