Microbiological Environmental Hygiene

Eino Elias Hakalehto, Ph.D. (Editor)
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

Series: Microbiological Hygiene
BISAC: MED052000

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Environmental microbiological hygiene can be divided into two mainstreams:
1. Monitoring of microbiological strains, and
2. Investigations on the circulation in the human and natural ecosystems by the micro-organisms.
Increased understanding of the key role of environmental microbiology in the planetary survival strategy is a prerequisite for the transformation of human societies into sustainable economies.

The book Microbiological Environmental Hygiene contains descriptions of the microbes and natural ecosystems from rain forests to arctic areas, as well as strains in the cleaning processes of human epithelia and food or water sources. It gives an insight into microbiological hygiene in various industrial effluents and focuses also on the prospects of environmental biotechnology, protection by natural and organic compounds, as well as against contamination or epidemics. This microbiological safety is monitored also in traffic systems and vessels.
Different effects of climate change can be seen in the microbial ecosystems. It is essential to learn from the microbes and to develop the ecosystem services that allow humans to understand the ways they could be collaborated. This helps in cleaning up the soil, water and air. Also, the recalcitrant substances and plastics can get degraded by the microbes. Screening and source-tracking of water contaminations, as well as the promotion of soil fertility by microbes are presented. Both traditional microbiology and molecular methods are needed for the monitoring and research of the microbial agents. Microbiomes in the biosphere exercise interactions with other organisms, and they contribute to environmental health issues. Various groups of important micro-organisms are presented, such as environmental viruses and various bacteria, molds and yeasts, protozoa and algae.

The utilization of biological organisms’ potential is studied for novel solutions. Microbiological Environmental Hygiene is the fourth part in a series on microbiological hygiene. This book combines the different fields of microbiology into a holistic view on the functions of the ecosystems and the cycles of matter, as well as the sustainable production of biochemical, fuels, gases and organic fertilizers with the help of microbes and their enzymes.

Preface

Introduction

I. Man, his Microbes and the Health Environment in the Prevention and
Cure of Diseases

Chapter 1. Modes and Consequences of the Microbial Interactions
(Elias Hakalehto, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 2. Microbial Environment on Our Skin, Epithelial Surfaces and Tissues Links Us with the Surrounding Milieu
(Elias Hakalehto, Urho Väätäinen, Anneli Heitto, Mirva Ikonen, Sisko Tuomainen, Jouni Pesola, Kaarlo Jaakkola, Osmo Hänninen and Finnoflag Oy, Kuopio and Siilinjärvi, Finland, and others)

Chapter 3. Joint Effects of Microbiological and Environmental Factors on Ocular Health and Host Defenses
(Annamari Immonen, Jouni Pesola and Elias Hakalehto, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 4. The Battle for Life in the Pediatric Wards of Cancer Patients: The High Relevance of a Microbiological Environment on the Treatment Results
(Jouni Pesola, Ilkka Pesola, Markus Hell and Elias Hakalehto, Department of Pediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland)

Chapter 5. Anti-Infective Effects of Wild Berries: Novel Anti-Bacterial Biomolecules may Protect against Infections
(Marko Toivanen and Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen, University of Eastern Finland, School of Pharmacy, Kuopio, Finland, and others)

Chapter 6. Repulsion and Anti-Microbial Properties of Different Materials and Surface Coatings
(Markus Hell, Tarmo Humppi, Jouni Pesola, Osmo Hänninen and Elias Hakalehto, Medilab, Medizinisch-Chemisches Labor, Dr. Mustafa, Dr. Richter OG, Salzburg, Austria, and others)

II. Water Microbiology and Human Activities

Chapter 7. Hospital Wastewaters and the Distribution of Water- and Gut-Related Microbes Including Multi-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria
(Markus Hell, Jouni Pesola and Elias Hakalehto, Medilab, Medizinisch-Chemisches Labor, Dr. Mustafa, Dr. Richter OG, Academic Teaching Laboratories of the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria, and others)

Chapter 8. Economic Considerations for the Hygienic Surveillance of Water: Some Finnish Estimations
(Ari Jääskeläinen and Elias Hakalehto, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio, Finland, and others)

Chapter 9. The Polaris Project in the Microbiological Monitoring at Waterworks
(Anneli Heitto, Jouni Pesola, Ari Jääskeläinen, Anna-Maria Hokajärvi, Tarja Pitkänen, Elias Hakalehto and Finnoflag Oy, Kuopio and Siilinjärvi, Finland)

Chapter 10. Survival of Wastewater Viruses in the Environment
(Robert Armon, Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Technicion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 11. Tracing Wastewaters with Fecal and Effluent Enterococci: The Distribution of the Industrial Strains within a Treatment System
(Anneli Heitto, Lauri Heitto, Elias Hakalehto, Finnoflag Oy, Kuopio and Siilinjärvi, Finland, and others)

Chapter 12. The Occurrence of Escherichia coli and Enterococci in Lake Water and Lake Bottom Sediments in Lake Kallavesi, Finland
(Lauri Heitto, Anneli Heitto, Elias Hakalehto, Savo-Karjalan, and Ympäristötutkimus Oy, Kuopio, Finland, and others)

Chapter 13. Hygiene Indicators in the Waterways
(Elias Hakalehto, Anneli Heitto and Lauri Heitto, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)

Chapter 14. Different Microbial and Other Pollution Effects of the Sulfite and Kraft Processes in Pulp Making
(Ari Jääskeläinen, Anssi Suhonen, Eero Antikainen, Lauri Heitto, Anneli Heitto and Elias Hakalehto, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio, Finland)

III. Microbes of Soil and the Atmosphere

Chapter 15. Environmental Effects of the Management of Municipal Waste, Including the Impact of Organic Recycling
(Emilia den Boerand Jan den Boer, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wyb. Wyspianskiego, Wroclaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 16. Microbiological Circulation of Strains and Substances in Soil Management
(Elias Hakalehto, Anneli Heitto, and Jukka Kivelä, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 17. Microbiological Treatment of Plastics and Mixed Wastes
(Elias Hakalehto, Finnoflag Oy, Kuopio, Finland, and others)

Chapter 18. Some Microbiological Solutions for the Energy Production by Combustion
(Elias Hakalehto, Pauli Ojala, and Ari Jääskeläinen, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 19. Monitoring Microbes in the Ambient Air
(Elias Hakalehto and Tarmo Humppi, Finnoflag Oy, Kuopio and Siilinjärvi, Finland, and others)

Chapter 20. Microbiology in Traffic Systems and Vessels
(Elias Hakalehto, Eero Sauramäki, Nina Sauramäki, Jukka Sauramäki, Jouni Pesola, and Tarmo Humppi, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland)

IV. The Biosphere and Its Microbes

Chapter 21. A Microbiological Approach to the Ecosystem Services
(Elias Hakalehto and E. Dahlquist, Finnoflag Oy, Kuopio and Siilinjärvi, Finland; Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 22. Some Connections and “Meeting Points” of Microbial Ecology with Zoological Ecology – What Can We Learn?
(E. Hakalehto, P. Godia, R. del Amo, and Y. Ziv, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 23. Environmental Hygiene Challenges of Travelers: Preparation for Exotic or Changing Climate Conditions
(Jouni Pesola, Erkki Antila, Ilkka Pesola, and Elias Hakalehto, Department of Pediatrics, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, and others)

Chapter 24. Microalgal Biorefineries: Solutions of Neutral Industries
(Mikko Immonen and Anneli Heitto, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, and others)

Chapter 25. The Role of the Plankton and Microbe Communities in the Northern Pelagic Ecosystems and the Effects of Climate Change
(Susanna Jernberg, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Helsinki, Finland)

Chapter 26. The Effects of Bioprocess Scale, Intracellular Milieu and Environmental Parameters
(Elias Hakalehto, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Epilogue

Index

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