This fully updated third edition of the classic text, widely cited as the most important and useful book for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the effective measures that may be used against them.
The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, Guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, Bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions, and also their impact on infectious diseases, are documented in detail.
This third edition includes new sections on arsenic in groundwater supplies and arsenic removal technologies, and new material in most chapters, including water supplies in developing countries and surface water drainage.
Part I: Health and Pollution
1. Engineering and Infectious Disease
2. Health and Water Chemistry
3. Water Quality and Standards
Part II: Water Supply
4. Water Supplies in Low and Middle Income Countries
5. Rural Water Supply
6. Urban Water Supply and Water Treatment
Part III: Excreta and Refuse: Treatment, Disposal and Re-use
7. Excreta Disposal in Low and Middle Income Countries
8. Types of Excreta Disposal System
9. Planning a sanitation programme
10. Waste Water Treatment
11. Surface Water Drainage
12. Solid Waste Management
14. Health Aspects of Waste Use
Part IV: Environmental Modifications and Vector-borne diseases
15. Engineering Control of Insect-borne Diseases
16. Dams, Irrigation and Health