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Title Handbook of water purity and quality / Satinder Ahuja
Edition First edition
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Academic Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 435 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Overview -- 2. Delineation of a major problem of arsenic-contaminated groundwater -- 3. Water quality issues in Eastern Africa -- 4. Effect of human development on water quality -- 5. Sampling and analysis of arsenic in groundwater in West Bengal-India and Bangladesh -- 6. Forensic water quality investigations : identifying pollution sources and polluters -- 7. Regulatory considerations to ensure clean and safe drinking water -- 8. Microbiological threats to water quality -- 9. Monitoring inorganic compounds -- 10. Radionuclides in surface water and groundwater -- 11. Volatile and semivolatile contaminants -- 12. Monitoring disinfectants, marhaba taha -- 13. Review of reconnaissance studies of selected herbicides and their degradation products in water -- 14. Monitoring of pharmaceutical residues in sewage effluents -- 15. Monitoring terrorist-related contamination -- 16. Groundwater arsenic removal technologies based on sorbents : field applications and sustainability
Summary This work provides those involved in water purification research and administration with a comprehensive resources of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from contaminants, both natural and human-caused. The book first provides an overview of major water-related issues in developing and developed countries, followed by a review of issues of sampling for water analysis, regulatory considerations and forensics in water quality and purity investigations. The subsequent chapters cover microbial as well chemical contaminations from inorganic compounds, radionuclides, volatile and semivolatile compounds, disinfectants, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals including endocrine disruptors as well as potential terrorist-related contamination. The last chapter describes the Grainger prize-winning filter that can remove arsenic from water sources and sufficiently protect the health of a large number of people.-Covers the scope of water contamination problems on a worldwide scale.-Provides a rich source of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from natural and deliberate contaminants.-Describes filter that won the million dollar Grainger price and thereby highlighting an important approach to remediation
Notes Description based on print version record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Systems requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader
Subject Water quality management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Water quality -- Measurement -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Water -- Pollution -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Water -- Purification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Ahuja, Satinder, 1933-
ISBN 0080921124 (electronic bk.)
9780080921129 (electronic bk.)