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Legionellosis Prevention in Building Water and HVAC Systems

A practical Guide for Design, Operation and Maintenance to Minimize the Risk

REHVA Guidebook No. 18


Authors: Sergio La Mura (Editor), Cesare Maria Joppolo (Editor), Luca Alberto Pitera (Editor),Jean Pierre Angermann, Mark Izard

Publisher: REHVA (Federation of European Heating and Air-conditioning Associations)

Price: €50

Language: English



This Guidebook is a practical guide for design, operation and maintenance to minimize the risk of legionellosis  in building water and HVAC systems. It is divided into several themes such as: Air conditioning of the air (by water – humidification), Production of hot water for washing (fundamentally but not only hot water for washing) and Evaporative cooling tower.



Terminology and Introduction

Sectors at risk

Air conditioning humidification

Hot and cold potable water hydraulic networks and installations

Evaporative cooling towers

Management of operation and maintenance