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Determination of pathogens in greywater

Al-Gheethi, Adel Ali Saeed and Noman, Efaq Ali and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira (2018) Determination of pathogens in greywater. In: Management of Greywater in Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 51-72. ISBN 9783319902685

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There are many methods used for isolation and the enumeration of pathogenic organisms. The direct methods depend on the culture medium and microscopic examination. However, these techniques are not effective for all pathogenic organisms in the environment since many organisms require a specific condition to grow on the culture medium. Therefore, the using of enrichment methods might exhibit more efficiency in the determination of pathogens from the wastewater samples. The main challenge in the microbiological assessment of greywater lies in finding the most effective method to detect the presence or absence of pathogens which are available in low concentrations. In this chapter, traditional methods including direct culture and enrichment methods are reviewed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture methods; greywater; pathogens; antibiotics resistant bacteria
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:11
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11140
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