Wastewater Pathogens / Edition 1

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Overview

This manual provides the reader with a review of the significant pathogenic groups of organisms and specific pathogens of concern within wastewater and sludges. Groups reviewed include viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminthes or worms. Specific pathogens examined include HIV, Hepatitis viruses, the bacterium Leptospira, and the protozoa Crytosporidium and Girardia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471206927
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/22/2004
  • Series: Wastewater Microbiology Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL H. GERARDI holds an MS in biology from James Madison University and provides wastewater operator training and troubleshooting of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. He has authored more than eighty technical articles. He is currently responsible for the development and presentation of wastewater biology courses at the Pennsylvania State University.

MEL C. ZIMMERMAN is professor and chair of the Biology Department at Lycoming College. He also directs the Clean Water Institute at Lycoming. He has been teaching courses in ecology, aquatic biology, and tropical marine biology for twenty-four years. His research and publications deal with stream ecology and restoration, wetland ecology, and wastewater biology.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

PART 1. OVERVIEW.

1. Introduction.

2. History.

3. Hazards.

4. Classification of Organisms.

PART 2. VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND FUNGI.

5. Viruses.

6. Hepatitis Virus Group.

7. HIV.

8. West Nile Virus.

9. Bacteria.

10. Leptospira interrogans.

11. Fungi.

PART 3. PROTOZOA AND HELMINTHES.

12. Introduction to Parasitic Protozoa and Helminthes.

13. Protozoa.

14. Helminthes.

PART 4. ECTOPARASITES AND RODENTS.

15. Ectoparasites.

16. Rodents and Rodent Control.

PART 5. AEROSOLS, FOAM, AND SLUDGE.

17. Aerosols and Foam.

18. Sludge.

PART 6. DISEASE TRANSMISSION AND THE BODY'S DEFENSES.

19. Disease Transmission.

20. The Body's Defenses.

PART 7. REMOVAL, INACTIVATION, AND DESTRUCTION OF PATHOGENS.

21. Removal, Inactivation, and Destruction of Pathogens.

22. Disinfection.

23. Coliform Bacteria and Indicator Organisms.

PART 8. HYGIENE MEASURES, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND IMMUNIZATIONS.

24. Hygiene Measures and Protective Equipment.

25. Immunizations.

References.

Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Chemical Compounds and Elements.

Glossary.

Index.

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