Microbiological Sensors for the Drinking Water Industry


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Publication Date: 15/10/2018

Pages: 300

Binding: Hardback

ISBN13: 9781780408682

eISBN: 9781780408699

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This most up-to date book addresses the interdisciplinary area of drinking water quality monitoring by microbiological sensors. It is edited and written by leading water professionals and experts, and binds together interests and competences within sensing technology, system behavior, business needs, legislation, education, data handling, and intelligent response algorithms.

The book contains chapters on:

  • the history of water monitoring and early sensors
  • the current landscape of microbiological sensors and different measuring concepts
  • needs from the water industry
  • detailed description of several state-of-the-art sensor technologies
  • water industry case stories with operator experience
  • examples of on-line data collection and data handling
  • microbiological sensors applied in education and industry workshops
  • regulator aspects of introducing microbiological sensors

It is the hope that the book will be widely used by water utility managers, technical staff working with drinking water safety, educators in the field of water quality and regulators in this field worldwide. Furthermore, that it will help bridge the gaps between these diverse and otherwise differently oriented water professionals.

4 chapters of this book are freely available as Open Access PDFs. Discover them here: http://bit.ly/2xwYQTm

Editorial preface

Foreword by Eberhard Morgenroth

Foreword by Koen Huysman

About the Editors

List of Contributors


Section 1 - Background and perspectives

Chapter 1 - History and perspective – the challenge of the gap between legislation and scientific achievements: The new era of enlightenment

Chapter 2 - The need for speed – rapid evolution of microbiological testing in drinking water

Chapter 3 - Microbiological sensors for drinking water: Terminology and central concepts


Section 2 - Industry needs

Chapter 4 - Water quality monitoring at Danish utilities – current state and needs for the future

Chapter 5 - On-line monitoring of bacteria in drinking water systems: Expected benefits and new challenges for utility operators


Section 3 - Sensor technologies

Chapter 6 - Use of fully automated bacterial monitors for enhanced water safety

Chapter 7 - Online flow cytometry: Towards a rapid, robust, and reliable microbial sensor

Chapter 8 - Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) measurement technology

Chapter 9 - Counting totally matters – using GRUNDFOS BACMON for network monitoring

Chapter 10 - Safety and quality control in drinking water systems by online monitoring of enzymatic activity of faecal indicators and total bacteria

Chapter 11 - Mean oxidation state of organic carbon: A novel application to evaluate the extent of oxidation of natural organic matter in drinking water biological treatment


Section 4 - Data collection and interpretation

Chapter 12 - Test of sensor technologies for monitoring of microbiological drinking water quality

Chapter 13 - From sensor to decision – augmented and automated decision-making based on real-time data


Section 5 - Water safety, education and legislation

Chapter 14 - HACCP in drinking water systems

Chapter 15 - Enhancing knowledge of microbiological sensors through education

Chapter 16 - Challenges of regulatory compliance using sensor technology for drinking water distribution systems



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