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BOOK REVIEWS Sanitation and Disease (Health aspects of excreta and wastewater management) World Bank Studies in Water Supply and Sanitation 3 By RICHARD G. FEACHEM, DAVID J. BRADLEY, HEMDA GARELICK and D. DUNCAN MARA
Effluent Treatment in the Process Industries The Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series No. 77 Proceedings of a conference, the aim of which was to survey the field of effluent treatment as it affects several major industries at a time when the disposal of waste is having an increasing effect on costs in the processing industries. Technical and legislative aspects of treatment are considered.
This book sets out to provide detailed information about the interactions between excreta and health, not only about broad epidemiological issues of disease prevention, but also about the effect of particular excreta disposal and reuse Available from Pergamon Press Ltd, Headington Hill Hall, technologies on the survival and dissemination of particular pathogens. It is intended for the wide spectrum of profesOxford OX3 0BW, England. Members of The Institution of Chemical Engineers sionals concerned with sanitation and public health: health (worldwide) should order direct from the Institution, Geo. planners, economists, environmental hygienists, sanitary E. Davis Building, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warengineers, public health workers and educators, epiwick, CV21 3HQ) [SBN 0 85295 149 3. 356 pp. 1983. demiologists, microbiologists and parasitologists. Part One is entitled "The Health Hazards of Excreta: (European Federation of Chemical Engineering Publication Theory and Control" and presents a distillation of available Series No. 3l.) knowledge about excreta, night soil and sewage and their effects on health. Part Two "'Environmental Biology and Tannery and Environment Epidemiology of Specific Excreted Pathogens" contains 28 By M. C. CARRE, A. VULLIERMET and B. VULLIERMET, chapters, each describing the environmental properties of a Centre Technique du Cuir, Lyon, France specific excreted pathogen or group of pathogens and the epidemiology and control of the infections these pathogens This book follows a previous work Tanner)," and Pollution cause. The chapters of Part Two are grouped by biological (now out of print) published by the Centre Technique du class of pathogen in five sections--the excreted viruses, Cuir in 1976. This study is of much greater scope, covering bacteria, protozoa, and helminths, and the excreta-related the various types of pollution generated by the tannery insect vectors of diseases. industry, and their environmental impact. The different Each chapter in Parts One and Two has its own list of kinds of pollution (carbonaceous, nitrogenous, toxic and literature cited, and the literature searches for the various bacterial), the phenomena they give rise to, and detection chapters were ended between late 1980 and mid-1981. methods are discussed. Preventative methods are examined, together with appropriate treatment methods. Available from John Wiley, Baffins Lane, Chichester, West The substantial amount of theoretical material and prac- Sussex P019 IUD, England. tical information provided should be of use to a broad ISBN 0 471 90094 X. xxvii + 501 pp. 1983. Price: £33.50. public: tanners, research institutes, consultants specialized in pollution control and public authorities responsible for protecting the environment. This edition also has the advantage of being entirely bilingual (French-English).
Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control Edited by Roy M. HARRISON(University of Lancaster)
Available from Centre Technique du Cuir, B.P. 7001 69342 Lyon, Cedex 07, France. xi +412 pp. 1983. Price: 600FF.
Sludge Characteristics and Behavior NATO Advanced Science Institute Series, Series E: Applied Sciences 66. Edited by JUDITH B. CARBERRYand ANDREWJ. ENGLANDE JR This book consists of the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Sludge Characteristics and Behavior, held at the University of Delaware in July 1979. The purpose of the Institute was to provide basic information regarding sludge properties and behaviour which is required for the rational design and operation of sludge management systems. Both research oriented and applied perspectives are presented from seventeen eminent international contributors from twelve countries. Available from Martinus Nijhoff Publishers BV, P.O. Box 566, 2501 The Hague, The Netherlands. ISBN 90 247 2831-2. viii +441 pp. 1983. Price: Dfl. 150.00 (approximately US$ 65.50).
This volume is based on the papers given at a Residential School, organised by the Continuing Education Committee of The Royal Society of Chemistry. Contents: The control of industrial pollution, A. K. Barbour; Water quality and health, R. F. Packham; Aspects of the chemistry and analysis of substances of concern in the water cycle, R. Perry; The role of wastewater treatment processes in the removal of toxic pollutants, A. James; Sewage and sewage sludge treatment. J. N. Lester; The chemistry of metal pollutants in water, D. P. H. Laxen; Effects of pollutants in the aquatic environment, H. A. Hawkes; Important air pollutants and their chemical analysis, R. M. Harrison; Pollutant pathways in the atmosphere, R. J. Donovan; Atmospheric dispersal of pollutants and the modelling of air pollution, A, W. C. Keddie; Legislation and the control of air pollution, F. E. Ireland; Catalyst systems for emission control from motor vehicles, G. J. K. Acres; Evaluating pollution effects on plant productivity: a cautionary tale, T. A. Mansfield; Epidemics of non-infectious disease, P. J. Lawther; Systems methods in the evaluation of environment, P. Young; Organometallic compounds in the environment, P. J. Craig.