Problem Organisms in Water: Identification and Treatment, Issue 7 (Google eBook)

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American Water Works Association, 2004 - Science - 145 pages
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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.

The manual includes a Troubleshooting Guide for Problem Organisms and color plates that illustrate the organisms.
  

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Contents

Actinomycetes
1
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
4
CONTROL STRATEGIES
5
Iron Bacteria
7
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
11
CONTROL STRATEGIES
12
REFERENCES
15
Sulfur Bacteria
17
Rotifers
47
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
49
REFERENCES
50
Zebra Mussels
51
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
53
CONTROL STRATEGIES
54
REFERENCES
56
Algae
57

SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
20
CONTROL STRATEGIES
21
REFERENCES
22
Nitrifying Bacteria
23
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
25
CONTROL STRATEGIES
26
REFERENCES
27
Nematodes
29
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
32
REFERENCES
33
Bloodworms or Midges Chironomid Larvae
35
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
37
CONTROL STRATEGIES
38
REFERENCES
39
Crustacea
41
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
45
REFERENCES
46
ALGAL DIVISIONS
59
CONTROL STRATEGIES
66
Protozoa
69
BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
70
SIGNIFICANCE FOR WATER SUPPLIES
76
CONTROL STRATEGIES
77
AWWA Survey on Nuisance Organisms
79
Troubleshooting Guide for Problem Organisms
87
Suggestions for Optimizing Conventional Water Treatment
91
Actinomycete Culture Agars
95
Iron Bacteria PresenceAbsence and Quantity Methods
99
Color Section
101
Abbreviations
137
Index
139
AWWA Manuals
145
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Founded in 1881, the AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION (AWWA) is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond. The AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. The AWWA advances public health, safety, and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community.

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