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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583212929
  • Publisher: American Water Works Association
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Series: AWWA Manual Ser.
  • Edition description: revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to safe and sustainable water in the world. With more than 50,000 members worldwide and 43 Sections in North America, AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the entire water community.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Actinomycetes 1
Ch. 2 Iron Bacteria 7
Ch. 3 Sulfur Bacteria 17
Ch. 4 Nitrifying Bacteria 23
Ch. 5 Nematodes 29
Ch. 6 Bloodworms or Midges (Chironomid Larvae) 35
Ch. 7 Crustacea 41
Ch. 8 Rotifers 47
Ch. 9 Zebra Mussels 51
Ch. 10 Algae 57
Ch. 11 Protozoa 69
App. A AWWA Survey on Nuisance Organisms 79
App. B: Troubleshooting Guide for Problem Organisms 87
App. C Suggestions for Optimizing Conventional Water Treatment 91
App. D Actinomycete Culture Agars 95
App. E Iron Bacteria Presence/Absence and Quantity Methods 99
App. F: Color Section 101
Abbreviations 137
Index 139
List of AWWA Manuals 145
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