Heterotropic Plate Counts and Drinking-water Safety
The Significance of HPCs for Water Quality and Human Health
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Bartram, J., Cotruvo, J., Exner, M., Fricker, C., Glasmacher, A.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562263 ISBN-10    9241562269
Order Number    11500529 Format    Package
Price    CHF    45.00 / US$    54.00 Developing countries:    CHF    31.50
English     2003        268   pages
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This text, prepared by an international group of experts, addresses the 'heterotrophic plate count' test which is widely used in drinking-water assessment: what it detects (and what it does not detect), its direct and indirect health significance and its use in the safety management of drinking water supplies. It includes the consensus statement from an expert review meeting and takes account of the presentations and posters at an international conference on the theme co-sponsored by WHO and NSF-International.
It provides valuable information on the utility and the limitations of HPC data in the management and operation of piped water systems as well as other means of providing drinking water to the public. It is of particular value to piped public water suppliers and bottled water suppliers, manufacturers and users of water treatment and transmission equipment and inline treatment devices, water engineers, sanitary and clinical microbiologists, and national and local public health officials and regulators of drinking water quality.

...The book will be of great value to the piped public water suppliers, bottled water suppliers, manufacturers, users of water treatment and transmission equipment and online treatment device makers, water supply engineers, sanitary engineers, clinical and water microbiologists, national and local public health officials and regulators of drinking-water quality. - Indian Journal of Medical Research