This comprehensive volume provides a state-of-the-art review of the analysis and treatment of drinking water for microbial contamination, the direct cause of diseases and infant mortality primarily in the third world, but affecting industrialized countries as well. As a result of growing concern over waterborne epidemics, the 1980s were dedicated as the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade by the United Nations. This book aims to summarize the results of this period of intensified research in a collection that will be of value to microbiologists, engineers, epidemiologists, sanitarians, health officials and scientists within governmental and international agencies as well as others interested in drinking water microbiology. Each chapter combines basic principles with recent research results, leading the reader from the microbiology of source water to that of drinking water treatment and distribution as well as the discussion of prominent pathogenic organisms, and concludes with testing methods, monitoring and statistical approaches.
- Authors / Editors:
- Gordon A. McFeters
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