Practical Manual of Groundwater Microbiology, Second Edition

D. Roy Cullimore

December 17, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 400 Pages - 79 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849385315 - CAT# 8531
Series: Sustainable Water Well


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  • Includes over 75% new material on groundwater microorganisms
  • Emphasizes how microbial events occur, how activities become focused, and how production characteristics are affected
  • Covers biofouling, corrosivity, biodegradation, shifts in hydraulic transmissivity, and the specific capacities of infested wells
  • Introduces new techniques, such as the biological activity reaction test (BART), for evaluating microbial events
  • Contains answers to frequently asked questions and a simple questionnaire for better assessment of the risks presented in the management and operation of specific water wells
  • Summary

    Although microorganisms can be found virtually anywhere on our planet, from clouds to soils to oceans, they are often poorly understood when examining issues related to groundwater and water wells. Focusing on the impact of microorganisms on groundwater and water wells, Practical Manual of Groundwater Microbiology, Second Edition presents over 75% new material to offer a comprehensive, up-to-date guide on the subject.

    The first eight chapters provide an overview of microbiology and its importance in groundwaters, exploring natural filters that develop around wells, various bacteria, molds, viruses, sampling procedures, biofouling, biofilms, sequestration strategies, rehabilitation/regeneration practices, and flooding risks. The book also contains a chapter that functions as a self-contained guide, with 79 descriptive illustrations of important concepts integral to the understanding of microbes in groundwater. Numerous appendices, some new to this edition, supply detailed information on more specialized topics, such as microbiological test methods, water sample protocols, regulatory considerations concerning the use of phosphorus in wells, and the application of vegetable oil to lubricate pumps.

    Chronicling the significant progress made in the field since the publication of its predecessor, this edition provides practical approaches for evaluating the effects of microorganisms and their activities on groundwater and water wells.