Waterborne Pathogens

Waterborne Pathogens

Detection and Treatment

1st Edition - February 7, 2020

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  • Editors: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad, Anna Grobelak
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128187845
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128187838

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Waterborne Pathogens: Detection and Treatment delivers the tools and techniques on how to identify these contaminates and apply the most effective technology for their removal and treatment. Written for researchers and practicing professionals, the book starts with a brief, but readable, review of ubiquitous waterborne pathogens (primarily viruses, bacterial and parasitic protozoa). This coverage is followed by an in-depth discussion of the latest detection and treatment technologies, ranging from Biosensors, to Nanoconjugates, Membrane Based Technologies and Nanotechnology Treatment. Engineers and scientist will find this to be a valuable reference on cutting-edge techniques for suppling safe drinking water across the globe.

Key Features

  • Explains the latest research on detection, treatment processes and remediation technologies
  • Includes sampling, analytical and characterization methods and approaches
  • Covers cutting-edge research, including Membrane Based Technologies, Nanotechnology Treatment Technologies and Bioremediation Treatment Technologies
  • Provides background information regarding contamination sources


Civil/Environmental Engineers and Environmental Scientists, Chemical Engineers, Material Science graduates, Microbiologists, Biologists and Ecologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Emerging waterborne pathogens in the context of climate change: Vibrio cholerae as a case study
    2. Ubiquitous waterborne pathogens
    3. Waterborne pathogens: review of outbreaks in developing nations
    4. Treatment of waterborne pathogens by reverse Osmosis
    5. Treatment of waterborne pathogens by Microfiltration
    6. Filtration and chemical treatment of waterborne Pathogens
    7. Biofiltration technique for removal of waterborne Pathogens
    8. Thermal methods, ultraviolet radiation, and ultrasonic waves for the treatment of waterborne pathogens
    9. Heat, solar pasteurization, and ultraviolet radiation treatment for removal of waterborne pathogens
    10. Bioaugmentation for the treatment of waterborne pathogen contamination water
    11. Chemical treatment for removal of waterborne Pathogens
    12. Molecular tools for the detection of waterborne Pathogens
    13. Biosensors/molecular tools for detection of waterborne pathogens
    14. Drug and multidrug resistance in waterborne Pathogens
    15. Sorption as effective and economical method of waterborne pathogens removal
    16. Methods used in situ for removal of waterborne Pathogens
    17. Effective control of waterborne pathogens by aquatic plants
    18. Nanoconjugates for detection of waterborne bacterial pathogens
    19. Nanomaterials for removal of waterborne pathogens: opportunities and challenges
    20. Applications of carbon nanotubes for controlling waterborne pathogens
    21. Nanofiltration technology for removal of pathogens present in drinking water

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: February 7, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128187845
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128187838

About the Editors

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

M.N.V. Prasad is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. He has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 15 books and 95 journal articles (with over 6277 journal citations and h-index 41 as per google scholar). He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Bioremediation, Bioresources, Biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology (including value chain and value addition products from plants used in phytoremediation) and bioremediation are his main areas of expertise.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India

Anna Grobelak

Dr Anna Grobelak is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at the Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland

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