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Best Practice Guide on the Control of Arsenic in Drinking Water

This Best Practice Guide on the Control of Arsenic in Drinking Water arises from the knowledge collected by the European Research Network COST Action 637 involving 27 European countries and the USA. Besides the large number of important papers, reports and reviews already available on various aspects of arsenic occurrence in environment, water and food and related human exposure, this book fills a gap in the field concerning assessment of risk

Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

The main focus of Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment is to explore the untold stories of groundwater arsenic in view of its poisonous nature for human health, social implications, exposure and risk assessment, worldwide concentrations with space-time dimension, micro level GIS application in spatial arsenic concentration, policy response and mitigation options, and water right and legal issues of safe drinking water. There a

Benchmarking of Control Strategies for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Wastewater treatment plants are large non-linear systems subject to large perturbations in wastewater flow rate, load and composition. Nevertheless these plants have to be operated continuously, meeting stricter and stricter regulations.

Designing and Optimizing Drinking Water Treatment Processes - A Guide to Conducting Investigations

Water treatment facilities normally have a design life of several decades or more and represent a major capital investment and normally significant ongoing operating costs. The optimal design of such facilities typically requires on-site investigations, and Designing and Optimizing Drinking Water Treatment Processes focuses on the important factors that must be considered in planning and conducting such investigations.

Uncertainty in Wastewater Treatment Design and Operation - Addressing Current Practices and Future Directions

Uncertainty in Wastewater Treatment Design and Operation aims to facilitate the transition of the wastewater profession to the probabilistic use of simulators with the associated benefits of being better able to take advantage of opportunities and manage risk.

Source Separation and Decentralization for Wastewater Management

Is sewer-based wastewater treatment really the optimal technical solution in urban water management This paradigm is increasingly being questioned. Growing water scarcity and the insight that water will be an important limiting factor for the quality of urban life are main drivers for new approaches in wastewater management. Source Separation and Decentralization for Wastewater Management sets up a comprehensive view of the resources involved

Wastewater Treatment: Advanced Processes and Technologies

Emphasizing new technologies that produce clean water and energy from the wastewater treatment process, Wastewater Treatment: Advanced Processes and Technologies presents recent advancements in wastewater treatment by various technologies such as chemical methods, biochemical methods, membrane separation techniques, and nanotechnology. It addresses sustainable water reclamation, biomembrane treatment processes, advanced oxidation processes, an

Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

Water policies around the world are in urgent need of reform. Despite improvements in some sectors and countries, progress on meeting national, regional and international goals for managing and securing access to water for all has been uneven. Rallying policymakers around a positive water reform agenda needs to be a high priority and calls for strong political commitment and leadership.

Sustainable Appropriate Technologies for Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

In many countries, especially in developing countries, many people are lacking access to water and sanitation services and this inadequate service is the main cause of diseases in these countries.  Application of appropriate wastewater treatment technologies, which are effective, low cost (in investment and especially in Operation and Maintenance), simple to operate, proven technologies, is a key component in any strategy aimed at increas

Bioanalytical Tools in Water Quality Assessment

Bioanalytical Tools in Water Quality Assessment reviews the application of bioanalytical tools for assessment of water quality including surveillance monitoring. The types of water included range from wastewater to drinking water, including recycled water, as well as treatment processes and advanced water treatment. Bioanalytical Tools in Water Quality Assessment not only demonstrates applications but also fills in the background knowledge in

Innovative and Integrated Technologies for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater

This book deals with advanced technological solutions for the treatment of industrial wastewater such as aerobic granular biomass based systems, advanced oxidation processes integrated with biological treatments, membrane contactors and membrane chemical reactors. Wastewater from pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries as well as landfill leachates are specifically considered as representative of major problems encountered when treating i

Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation - Tools and Approaches

The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, including the funds that are needed to operate and maintain the infrastructure, expand their coverage and upgrade service delivery to meet current social and environmental expectations, are huge. Yet, most systems are underfunded with dire consequences for water and sanitation users, especially the poorest. Providing sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation se

Water Governance in OECD Countries - A Multilevel Approach

Water Governance in OECD Countries: A Multilevel Approach addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices for coordinating water policy across ministries, between levels of government, and across local actors at subnational level. Based on a methodological framework, it assesses the main “coordination gaps” in terms of policymaking, financing, information, accountability, obje

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Drinking Water Treatment

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) uses advanced numerical models to predict flow, mixing and (bio)-chemical reactions. In drinking water engineering, CFD is increasingly applied to predict the performance of treatment installations and to optimise these installations.A lack of understanding of the hydraulics in drinking water treatment systems has resulted in suboptimal design of installations. The formation of unwanted disinfection-

Handbook on Particle Separation Processes

Particles in water play an important role in all kinds of water quality and treatment issues. Since the early beginnings of centralised water production and treatment, the main goal of water purification was primarily the removal of water turbidity in order to produce clear water free from visible particles.The Handbook on Particle Separation Processes provides knowledge and expertise from a selected group of international experts wit

Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Processes: History and Development

Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Processes: History and Development discusses the widely differing influences on the development of aerobic treatment such as water supply, toxic trade effluents, microscopy and population growth in urban areas. It covers the historical development of sewage treatment and the emergence of aerobic biological treatment from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

Providing a quantitative risk assessment methodology, Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security analyzes the terror threats against United States' water infrastructure. It focuses on the human safety, environmental, and economic consequences that would be triggered by terrorist attack. It includes detailed plans, engineering designs, economic analyses, and protocols for strategic counterterrorism and emergency preparedness.

Biological Wastewater Treatment: Third Edition

Written by experts in the field, this thoroughly updated third edition covers commonly used and emerging suspended and attached growth reactors. Drawing on their extensive academic and industrial experience, the authors discuss combined carbon and ammonia oxidation, activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, aerobic digestion, anaerobic processes, lagoons, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, fluidized beds, and biologically

International Standard Units for Water and Wastewater Processes

Published jointly by WEF, AWWA, and IWA, the updated 4th edition of WEF Manual of Practice no. 6 continues its goal to establish units of expression that are universally understandable and readily comparable for all design, operation, and performance factors. The manual is written for engineering professionals familiar with water and wastewater treatment concepts, the design process, and the regulatory basis for water and wastewater control.

Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation - An OECD Perspective

The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefits from the provision of basic water supply and sanitation services such as those implied by the millennium development goals are massive and far outstrip costs. Benefit-to-cost ratios have been reported to be as high as 7 to 1 for basic water and sanitation services in developing countries.

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