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Bacteriological Water Analysis

Ogueri Nwaiwu

University of Nottingham


Bottled Water Tap Water Oceans Rivers Sustainability Water Use Pipelines Biofilms Novel Treatment Systems New Treatment Methods Water Bacteriology Bacterial Contamination

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About the book

Water is a very important resource that is critical for survival of all forms of life in the three domains namely archaea, bacteria, and eukarya. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), clean accessible water is possible for all because there is sufficient fresh water to go round but due to bad economics and poor infrastructure, many people die yearly from diseases associated with water supply. This is why WHO is now focused on clean water and sanitation as a development goal in order to improve the lives of millions of people in the developing world. Though issues of unsanitary water are less common in the developed world, sporadic outbreak of water borne pathogenic bacteria in public places like hotels, resorts and along the food supply chain are often reported. This can cause economic losses for those infected and companies where the outbreak occurred. Close monitoring of water bacteria is therefore important to help reduce outbreak of water borne infections. This book aims to generate a better understanding of bacteria that contaminate various water systems. A holistic approach adopted for the content is such that bacteria from different water sources shall be explored.

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Date completed: August 9th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: October 29th 2019

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Review results due: January 17th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 17th 2020

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About the editor

Ogueri Nwaiwu

University of Nottingham

Dr Nwaiwu obtained his Ph.D. (Biosciences) from the University of Nottingham. He is a preventive control qualified individual (PCQI) for human food with a lot of experience from the industry and academia. He has worked with the research and teaching family at Nottingham where engagement with staff and students across all levels (undergraduates and postgraduates) ensures the continuous probing of the frontiers of science. His association with the industry has helped proffer solutions which helped solve food safety problems. Dr Nwaiwu’s interests include food safety, molecular phylogeny and evolution of various microorganisms and how different processing conditions affect the microbial population in food. The mechanism by which planktonic cells survive in the environment and the excretions they produce which help them attach to food and processing equipment is also of interest.

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