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A practical guide to wastewater pathogens

The fourth volume in Wiley's Wastewater Microbiology series, Wastewater Pathogens offers wastewater personnel a practical guide that is free of overly technical jargon. Designed especially for operators, the text provides straight facts on the biology of treatment as well as appropriate protective measures. Coverage includes:
* An overview of relevant history, hazards, and organisms
* Viruses, bacteria, and fungi
* Protozoa and helminthes
* Ectoparasites and rodents
* Aerosols, foam, and sludge
* Disease transmission and the body's defenses
* Removal, inactivation, and destruction of pathogens
* Hygiene measures, protective equipment, and immunizations

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Even though this book was prepared for personnel who work atwastewater treatment facilities….it would also be very usefuland applicable to personnel who work in solid waste management."(Waste Management, Volume 26, Issue 1, 2006)

"…a good addition to any wastewater treatment plantoperators' library." (E-STREAMS, September 2005)

"...offers wastewater personnel a practical guide that is freeof overly technical jargon...well-suited for use both in theclassroom and on the job." (Journal of the American WaterResources Association, December 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471206927
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/22/2004
  • Series: Wastewater Microbiology Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • 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 MadisonUniversity and provides wastewater operator training andtroubleshooting of municipal and industrial wastewater treatmentplants in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Hehas authored more than eighty technical articles. He is currentlyresponsible for the development and presentation of wastewaterbiology courses at the Pennsylvania State University.

MEL C. ZIMMERMAN is professor and chair of the BiologyDepartment at Lycoming College. He also directs the Clean WaterInstitute 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 andrestoration, wetland ecology, and wastewater biology.

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

2. History.

3. Hazards.

4. Classification of Organisms.


5. Viruses.

6. Hepatitis Virus Group.

7. HIV.

8. West Nile Virus.

9. Bacteria.

10. Leptospira interrogans.

11. Fungi.


12. Introduction to Parasitic Protozoa and Helminthes.

13. Protozoa.

14. Helminthes.


15. Ectoparasites.

16. Rodents and Rodent Control.


17. Aerosols and Foam.

18. Sludge.


19. Disease Transmission.

20. The Body's Defenses.


21. Removal, Inactivation, and Destruction of Pathogens.

22. Disinfection.

23. Coliform Bacteria and Indicator Organisms.


24. Hygiene Measures and Protective Equipment.

25. Immunizations.


Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Chemical Compounds and Elements.



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