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Microbiology of Drinking Water Production and Distribution Production and Distribution

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Microbiology of Drinking Water Production and Distribution

Microbiology of Drinking Water Production and Distribution addresses the public health aspects of drinking water treatment and distribution. It explains the different water treatment processes, such as pretreatment, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, and their impacts on waterborne microbial pathogens and parasites.

Drinking water quality may be degraded in water distribution systems—microorganisms form biofilms within distribution systems that allow them to flourish. Various methodologies have been proposed to assess the bacterial growth potential in water distribution systems.

Microbiology of Drinking Water Production and Distribution also places drinking water quality and public health issues in context; it addresses the effect of bioterrorism on drinking water safety, particularly safeguards that are in place to protect consumers against the microbial agents involved. In addition, the text delves into research on drinking water quality in developing countries and the low-cost treatment technologies that could save lives. The text also examines the microbiological water quality of bottled water, often misunderstood by the public at large.

1 MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER. Transmission Routes of Pathogens and Parasites. Major Pathogens and Parasites of Health Concern in Drinking Water. MICROBIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DRINKING WATER TREATMENT. Worldwide Concern Over Drinking Water Safety. Microbiological Quality of Source Water. Overview of Processes Involved in Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Process Microbiology and Fate of Pathogens and Parasites in Water Treatment Plants. Waste Residuals from Water Treatment Plants. Drinking Water Quality at the Consumer’s Tap. DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION. Chlorine. Chlorine Dioxide. Ozone. Ultraviolet Light. Use of Photocatalists in Water Disinfection. Physical Removal/Inactivation of Microbial Pathogens. DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: BIOFILM MICROBIOLOGY. Biofilm Development in WDSs. Growh of Pathogens and Other Microorganisms in WDSs. Some Advantages and Disadvantages of Biofilms in Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution. Biofilm Control and Prevention. ESTHETIC AND OTHER CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH DRINKING WATER TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION. Taste and Odor Problems in Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Algae and Cyanobacteria. Fungi. Actinomycetes. Protozoa. Invertebrates. Endotoxins. Iron, Manganese, and Sulfur Bacteria. Nitrifying Bacteria in Water Distribution Systems. Further Reading. BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT AND BIOSTABILITY OF DRINKING WATER. Biological Treatment of Drinking Water. Assessment of Biostability of Drinking Water. BIOTERRORISM AND DRINKING WATER SAFETY. Early History of Biological Warfare. BW Microbial Agents and Biotoxins. Deliberate Contamination of Water Supplies with BW Agents or Biotoxins. Early Warning Systems for Assessing the Contamination of Source Waters or Water Distribution Systems. Protection of Drinking Water Supplies. Disinfection of BW-Contaminated Drinking Water. WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. Introduction: Water for a Thirsty Planet. Some Statistics ofWaterborne Diseases in Developing Countries. Some HWT Methods or Technologies in Use in Developing Countries. Personal Portable Water Treatment Systems for Travelers and Hikers. BOTTLED WATER MICROBIOLOGY. Sources and Categories of Bottled Water. Bottled Water Microorganisms. Regulations Concerning Bottled Water. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIAL RISK ASSESSMENT FOR DRINKING WATER. Health-Based Targets for Drinking Water. Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA). Some Examples of Use of Risk Assessment to Assess the Risk of Infection or Disease From Exposure to Microbial Pathogens. REFERENCES. INDEX.

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15.2x23.6 cm

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