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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

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.

Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment and Engineering

As the world’s population has increased, sources of clean water have decreased, shifting the focus toward pollution reduction and control. Disposal of wastes and wastewater without treatment is no longer an option. Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment and Engineering introduces readers to the essential concepts of wastewater treatment, as well as the engineering design of unit processes for the sustainable treatment of municipal wastewat

Best Practice Guide on Metals Removal From Drinking Water By Treatment

The EU Drinking Water Directive sets a range of standards for metals and related substances in drinking water, many of which are concerned with health protection. A number of these standards are very stringent and require compliance to be assessed at the point of use. Because of the difficulties associated with monitoring, historic practices in many countries have concentrated on the quality of water within the distribution network. As a resul

Chemistry of Ozone in Water and Wastewater Treatment - From Basic Principles to Applications

Even though ozone has been applied for a long time for disinfection and oxidation in water treatment, there is lack of critical information related to transformation of organic compounds. This has become more important in recent years, because there is considerable concern about the formation of potentially harmful degradation products as well as oxidation products from the reaction with the matrix components.

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

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.

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.

Fundamentals of Water Treatment Unit Processes: Physical, Chemical, and Biological

Covers unit processes common to drinking water, wastewater, and any water requiring treatmentPresents theory and practice for each unit process and key factors in developmentExamines uncommon issues that aid in applications principles, such as submerged flow for a Parshall flume and Henry’s law constants for 12 gases at different temperaturesReviews how the field arrived at its present state-of-the

Chemical Oxidation Applications for Industrial Wastewaters

This book covers the most recent scientific and technological developments (state-of-the-art) in the field of chemical oxidation processes applicable for the efficient treatment of biologically-difficult-to-degrade, toxic and/or recalcitrant effluents originating from different manufacturing processes. It is a comprehensive review of process and pollution profiles as well as conventional, advanced and emerging treatment processes & technol

Marine Wastewater Outfalls and Treatment Systems

Extensive experience around the world has shown that disposing of properly treated domestic wastewater through effective ocean outfalls is an economical and reliable strategy with minimal environmental effects. The technology of marine wastewater disposal has advanced rapidly in recent years, with improved materials becoming available for oceanic pipelines, better marine construction techniques, and advances in oceanographic instrumentation, m

Integrated Assessment for Water Framework Directive Implementation: Data, Economic and Human Dimension

Integrated Assessment for WFD Implementation: Data, Economic and Human Dimension - Volume 2 is a concrete outcome from the Harmoni-CA concerted action as part of a 4-volume series of Guidance Reports that guide water professionals through the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive, with a focus on the use of ICT-tools (and in particular modelling). They are complementary to the Guidance Documents produced by the EU Directorate

Treatment of Micropollutants in Water and Wastewater

Over the last few years there has been a growing concern over the increasing concentration of micropollutants originating from a great variety of sources including pharmaceutical, chemical engineering and personal care product industries in rivers, lakes, soil and groundwater. As most of the micropollutants are polar and persistent compounds, they are only partially or not at all removed from wastewater and thus can enter the environment posin

KfW Water Symposium 2009 - Financing Sanitation

The central objective of the International Year of Sanitation was to put the global community on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals MDG sanitation target.However, one year later, it is still difficult to keep sanitation high on the agenda, while practical action is required to encourage demand driven and sustainable solutions.With the support of the German Ministry for Development and Cooperation and together with the E

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