Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123821835
  • ISBN-13: 9780123821836
  • DDC: 628.16
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1536 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This major reference work provides a rich source of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from natural and deliberate contaminants, including those that are added because of carelessness of human endeavors. Human development has great impact on water quality, and new contaminants are emerging every day. The issues of sampling for water analysis, regulatory considerations, and forensics in water quality and purity investigations are covered in detail. Microbial as well as chemical contaminations from inorganic compounds, radionuclides, volatile and semivolatile compounds, disinfectants, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals, including endocrine disruptors, are treated extensively. Researchers must be aware of all sources of contamination and know how to prescribe techniques for removing them from our water supply.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification.
Preface to Volume 1: Status and Trends of Water Quality Worldwide.
Overview of Sustainability of Water Quality Worldwide.
Global Change and Water Availability and Quality: Challenges Ahead.
Water Quality Issues and Solutions in India.
Adaptation to Water Scarcity and Regional Cooperation in the Middle East.
Water Quality Issues and Solutions in Africa.
Ocean Contamination Generated from Plastics.
Sediment Removal with the Opuntia Ficus-Indica Cactus: A Water Purification Method for Communities in Latin America.
Status of Remediation of Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh.
Aquatic Ecosystems as Indicators of Status and Trends in Water Quality.
Measuring Suspended Sediment.
Dissolved Organic Matter in Aquatic Systems.
Spatially Explicit Modeling to Evaluate Regional Stream Water Quality.
Emerging Contaminants.
Chemical Mixtures in Potable Water in the U.S.
Toward Sustainable Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities.