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Sources of human pathogens in urban waters
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The presence of human pathogens in water indicates the sanitary risk associated with different types of water utilization. This study surveyed the sources of human pathogens in urban waters. In order to evaluate the microbiological water quality of urban water, the enumeration of various indicator bacteria (total coliform, fecal coliform, E.coli and enterococci) is usually used.

The abundance of indicator bacteria in urban water indicates the level of fecal contamination and the presence of other human pathogens such as protozoan pathogens (Giardia lamblia & Cryptosporidium parvum).

Fecal pollution of urban waters can be from human and animal origin. Point sources of fecal contamination in an urbanized area are the effluents of urban wastewater treatment plants. While non-point sources are usually originated from diffuse sources such as (runoff from roads, parking lots, pets, leaks, failing septic systems and illegal sewer connections to storm drains). urban stormwater is considered as a major carrier for delivering human pathogens from diffuse sources to receiving waters. Increases in urban stormwater volumes have resulted from increasing urbanization and growth of impervious surfaces.

In order to reduce high amounts of human pathogens in urban waters, different methods are used nowadays to develop urban wastewater treatment plants technologies and urban stormwater management practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Ekonomi och Teknik (SET) , 2009.
Keyword [en]
Indicator bacteria, E.coli, enterococci, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, urban wastewater treatment plants, urban stormwater
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2354Local ID: 2082/2756OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2354DiVA: diva2:239572
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Available from: 2009-02-25 Created: 2009-02-25 Last updated: 2009-02-25

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