Problem Organisms in Water Identification and Treatment / Edition 3

Problem Organisms in Water Identification and Treatment / Edition 3

by American Water Works Association, AWWA (American Water Works Association)
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583212922

ISBN-13: 9781583212929

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: American Water Works Association

The manual identifies most of the problem organisms found in water supplies and provides recommendations for removing or inactivating them. Chapters describe and illustrate each organism, explain the types of problems it can cause, and offers suggestions for treatment or control. Nonpathogenic organisms covered include actinomycetes, iron bacteria, sulfur bacteria,

Overview

The manual identifies most of the problem organisms found in water supplies and provides recommendations for removing or inactivating them. Chapters describe and illustrate each organism, explain the types of problems it can cause, and offers suggestions for treatment or control. Nonpathogenic organisms covered include actinomycetes, iron bacteria, sulfur bacteria, nitrifying bacteria, nematodes, bloodworms or midges, crustacea, rotifers, zebra mussels, algae, and protozoa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583212929
Publisher:
American Water Works Association
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
AWWA Manual Ser.
Edition description:
revised
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresv
List of Tablesix
Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Chapter 1Actinomycetes1
Biology and Ecology1
Significance for Water Supplies4
Control Strategies5
References5
Chapter 2Iron Bacteria7
Biology and Ecology7
Significance for Water Supplies11
Control Strategies12
References15
Chapter 3Sulfur Bacteria17
Biology and Ecology17
Significance for Water Supplies20
Control Strategies21
References22
Chapter 4Nitrifying Bacteria23
Biology and Ecology23
Significance for Water Supplies25
Control Strategies26
References27
Chapter 5Nematodes29
Biology and Ecology29
Significance for Water Supplies32
Control Strategies32
References33
Chapter 6Bloodworms or Midges (Chironomid Larvae)35
Biology and Ecology35
Significance for Water Supplies37
Control Strategies38
References39
Chapter 7Crustacea41
Biology and Ecology41
Significance for Water Supplies45
Control Strategies45
References46
Chapter 8Rotifers47
Biology and Ecology47
Significance for Water Supplies49
Control Strategies49
References50
Chapter 9Zebra Mussels51
Biology and Ecology51
Significance for Water Supplies53
Control Strategies54
References56
Chapter 10Algae57
Biology and Ecology57
Significance for Water Supplies57
Algal Division59
Control Strategies66
References66
Chapter 11Protozoa69
Biology and Ecology70
Significance for Water Supplies76
Control Strategies77
References77
Appendix AAWWA Survey on Nuisance Organisms79
Appendix BTroubleshooting Guide for Problem Organisms87
Appendix CSuggestions for Optimizing Conventional Water Treatment91
Appendix DActinomycete Culture Agars95
Appendix EIron Bacteria Presence/Absence and Quantity Methods99
Appendix FColor Section101
Abbreviations137
Index139
List of AWWA Manuals145

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