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Microbial Growth in Drinking Water Supplies Problems, Causes, Control and Research Needs

Order Code: IW190A
ISBN Number: 9781780400402
Publisher: IWA Publishing
No. of Pages: 500
Date of Publication: 2013

Microbial Growth in Drinking Water Supplies Problems, Causes, Control and Research Needs


Price: 122.99

Maintaining the microbial quality in distribution systems and connected installations remains a challenge for the water supply companies all over the world, despite many years of research. This book identifies the main concerns and knowledge gaps related to regrowth and stimulates cooperation in future research.

Microbial Growth in Drinking Water Supplies provides an overview of the regrowth issue in different countries and the water quality problems related to regrowth. The book assesses the causes of regrowth in drinking water and the prevention of regrowth by water treatment and distribution.

Contents
  • General Introduction
  • Measurement of biostability and impacts on water treatment
  • Removal of organic matter in water treatment systems- Case studies in Japan
  • Organic matter, pipe materials, disinfectants and biofilms in distribution systems
  • Safe distribution without a disinfectant residual,
  • Legionella pneumophila in community-water supplies and potable-water systems; a review,
  • Opportunistic pathogens in drinking water in the Netherlands
  • The last meters before the tap: where drinking water quality is at risk
  • Invertebrates in drinking-water systems
  • Emerging issues of biological stability in drinking water distribution systems
  • Regrowth problems and biological stability assessment in the Netherlands
  • Enhancement of microbial growth by materials in contact with drinking water: problems and test methods
  • Optimization of design and operation of distribution systems to preserve water quality and maintain customer satisfaction
  • Research Needs