Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-02-05
  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE

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This fully updated third edition of a classic book, widely cited as the most important and useful volume for health engineering and disease prevention, describes infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries, and the measures that may be used effectively against them. The infections described include the diarrheal diseases, the common gut worms, guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, bancroftian filariasis, and other mosquito borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions, and also their impact on infectious diseases are documented in detail. This edition includes new sections on arsenic in groundwater supplies and arsenic removal technologies as well as new material in most chapters, including information on water supplies in developing countries and surface water drainage.

Table of Contents

Health and Pollution
Engineering and Infectious Disease
Health and Water Chemistry
Water Quality and Standards
Water Supply
Water Supplies in Developing Countries
Rural Water Supply
Urban Water Supply and Water Treatment
Excreta and Refuse: Treatment, Disposal and Re-Use
Excreta Disposal in Developing Countries
Types of Excreta Disposal System
Planning a Sanitation Program
Waste Water Treatment
Surface Water Drainage
Refuse Collection and Disposal
Health Aspects of Waste Re-use
Environmental Modifications and Vector-Borne Diseases
Engineering Control of Arthropod Vectors
Dams, Irrigation and Health
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