Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology

1st Edition - August 7, 2003

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  • Editors: Duncan Mara, Nigel Horan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478197

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"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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive selection of reviews dealing with drinking water and aquatic pollution
  • Provides an understading of basic microbiology and how it is applied to engineering process solutions
  • Suitable for all levels of knowledge in microbiology -from those with no background to specialists who require the depth of information


Graduate and research microbiologists, public health scientists, wastewater and civil engineers

Table of Contents

  • Basic Microbiology
    1 Microbial Nutrition and Basic Metabolism E C S Chan
    Introduction to Microbes of Sanitary Importance
    2 Viruses John Heritage
    3 Bacteria Ed Schroeder,
    4 Protozoa Nigel Horan
    5 Filamentous Fungi In Water Systems Graham Kinsey, Joan Kelley
    6 Microbial Flora of the Gut B S Drasar
    7 Faecal Indicator Organisms D D Mara
    8 Detection, Enumeration and Identification of Environmental Microorganisms of Public Health Significance Howard Kator, Martha Rhodes
    9 Fundamentals of Biological Behaviour M C Wentzel, G A Ekama, R E Loewenthal
    Water and Excreta Related Diseases
    10 Microorganisms and Disease R Morris
    11 Unitary Environmental Classification of Water and Excreta Related Communicable Diseases D D Mara and R G A Feacham
    12 Emerging Waterborne Pathogens Debra E Huffman, Walter Quintero-Betancourt, Joan Rose
    13 Health Effects of Water Consumption and Water Quality Pierre Payment
    14 Drinking Standards fro the Developing World J Bartram, Guy Howard, Peter Murchie
    15 Control of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Wastewater Recycling and Refuse in Agriculture Hillel Shuval and Badri Fattal
    16 Developing Risk Assessments of Waterborne Microbial Contaminations Paul Gale
    17 Effluent Discharge Standards David W M Johnstone
    18 Health Constraints on the Agricultural Recycling of Wastewater Sludges A Godfrey
    Microbiology of Wastewater Treatment
    Introduction to Microbiological Wastewater Treatment
    19 Fixed Film Processes Paul Lessard
    20 Suspended Growth Processes Nigel Horan
    21 Low-Cost Treatment Systems D D Mara
    22 Anaerobic Treatment Processes Ken Anderson
    23 The Nitrogen Cycle and It's Application in Wastewater Treatment C H Wong, G W Barton, J P Barford
    24 The Microbiology of Phosphorus Removal in Activated Sludge T E Cloete, M M Ehlers, J van Heerden, B Atkinson
    25 Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Oliver J Hao
    26 Protozoa as Indicators of Wastewater Treatment Efficiency Paolo Madoni
    27 Biofilm Formation and it's Role in Fixed Film Processes Luis F Melo
    Behaviour of Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Processes
    28 Viruses in Faeces John Oragui
    29 Bacterial Pathogen Removal from Wastewater Treatment Plants Tom Curtis
    Problems in wastewater treatment processes
    30 Activated Sludge Bulking and Foaming: Microbes and Myths R J Foot, M S Robinson
    31 Odour Generation Arthur Boon
    32 Recalcitrant Organic Compounds J S Knapp, K C A Bromley-Challenor
    33 The Problems of Heavy Metals in Wastewater Treatment Processes J Binkley and J A Simpson
    Drinking Water Microbiology
    34 Stored Water (Rainjars and Raintanks) John Pinfold
    35 Coagulation and Filtration Caroline S Fitzpartick and John Gregory
    36 Biofilms in Water Distribution Systems Charmain J Kerr, Keith S Osborn, Alex H Rickard, Geoff D Robson, Pauline S Handley
    37 Taste and Odour Problems in Potable Water Esther Ortenberg, Benjamin Telsch
    38 Giardia and Cryptosporidium H V Smith and A M Grimason
    39 Microbial Response to Disinfectants J Morato, J Mir, F Codony, J Mas, F Ribas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 832
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: August 7, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478197

About the Editors

Duncan Mara

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leeds, U.K.

Nigel Horan

Reader in Public Health Engineering

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leeds, U.K.

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