Hidden problems, buried deep in the pipe networks of water distribution systems, are very serious potential threats to water quality. Microbial Quality of Water Supply in Distribution Systems outlines the processes and issues related to the degradation of water quality upon passage through networks of pipes, storage reservoirs, and standpipes on its way to the consumer. The risks associated with biofilm accumulation, bacteria, and other contaminants are discussed in great detail.
In addition to its excellent microbiological coverage of organisms in drinking water and biofilms in distribution systems, Microbial Quality of Water Supply in Distribution Systems provides clear treatments of the technical and public communication issues most commonly affecting the quality of water and water supply systems. The inclusion of numerous case histories in this new book makes it a complete reference source for anyone concerned with water quality and water distribution systems.
Characterizing the Distribution System: Microbial Issues. Creating Microbial Quality in Drinking Water. Biological Profiles in Drinking Water. Biofilms in Water Distribution Systems. Characterizing Microbial Quality in Water Supply. Monitoring Strategies to Characterize Water Quality. Microbial Breakthroughs in Changing Source, Treatment, or Supply Parameters. Waterborne Pathogen Invasions: A Case for Water Quality Protection in Distribution. Responses to Microbial Quality Changes in Water Supply Distribution. Public Awareness of Water Quality Problems. Appendix - Field Investigation Check List. Index.