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Wastewater Pathogens

ISBN: 978-0-471-20692-7
179 pages
October 2004
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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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Preface.

PART I: OVERVIEW.

1. Introduction.

2. History.

3. Hazards.

4. Classification of Organisms.

PART II: VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND FUNGI.

5. Viruses.

6. Hepatitis Virus Group.

7. HIV.

8. West Nile Virus.

9. Bacteria.

10. Leptospira interrogans.

11. Fungi.

PART III: PROTOZOA AND HELMINTHES.

12. Introduction to Parasitic Protozoa and Helminthes.

13. Protozoa.

14. Helminthes.

PART IV: ECTOPARASITES AND RODENTS.

15. Ectoparasites.

16. Rodents and Rodent Control.

PART V: AEROSOLS, FOAM, AND SLUDGE.

17. Aerosols and Foam.

18. Sludge.

PART VI: DISEASE TRANSMISSION AND THE BODY'S DEFENSES.

19. Disease Transmission.

20. The Body's Defenses.

PART VII: REMOVAL, INACTIVATION, AND DESTRUCTION OF PATHOGENS.

21. Removal, Inactivation, and Destruction of Pathogens.

22. Disinfection.

23. Coliform Bacteria and Indicator Organisms.

PART VIII: 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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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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"Even though this book was prepared for personnel who work at wastewater treatment facilities….it would also be very useful and applicable to personnel who work in solid waste management." (Waste Management, Volume 26, Issue 1, 2006)

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

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

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