Waterborne Pathogens

Detection Methods and Applications

Edited by

  • Helen Bridle, Institute for Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University

This book gives an overview of advanced emerging technologies for the detection of a range of waterborne pathogens. The book will present existing methodology and highlight where improvements can be made, as well as have a strong focus on applications and the ways in which new technology could be applied in water management. Additionally, it addresses issues of sample preparation (from sampling to concentration and enrichment), a key stage in any detection protocol.
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Microbiologists, Immunologists, medical and public health professionals, civil and environmental engineers, regulators and managers involved with water quality and monitoring, water utilities, equipment manufacturers, policy and goverment officials, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59543-0


“The major strength is the coverage of all three types of pathogens found in water and together in the same book as descriptions of the new technologies that are being investigated as potential improvements to current methods.”--Kimberley Gilbride, Biology Program Director, Ryerson University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Overview of Waterborne Pathogens
3. Existing Methods of Detection
4. Methods of Sample Concentration and Enrichment
5. Optical Detection Technologies for Waterborne Pathogens
6. Electrical Methods to Detect Waterborne Pathogens
7. Biosensors for the Detection of Waterborne Pathogens
8. Application of Molecular Methods to Detect Waterborne Pathogens
9. Potential of Nanotechnology to Enhance Detection
10. Role of Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Waterborne Pathogen Detection
11. Application of Emerging Technologies in the Drinking Water Sector
12. Conclusions