This volume is the first complete publication on molluscan shellfish depuration. It represents a comprehensive and timely overview of issues ranging from pertinent regulations through technology and commercial practice in all current international settings. Industry and historical perspectives are followed by information detailing design criteria, operations, monitoring and alternatives. Regulatory requirements and expectations are complimented with economic projections for clams and oysters. Microbial concerns are addressed in specific chapters for bacteria, viruses, Vibrios and associated public health problems. Related issues include specific plant operations, natural toxins, and irradiation and relaying alternatives. Molluscan Shellfish Depuration will serve as a benchmark for shellfish depuration technology at the beginning of the 21st century and provides a useful, well illustrated reference resource for commercial, regulatory, academic, and other user interests.