domestic drinking water analysis Articles

  • Probabilistic analysis of risks to U.S. drinking water intakes from 1,4‐dioxane in domestic wastewater treatment plant effluents

    The risks of 1,4‐dioxane (dioxane) concentrations in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents, receiving primarily domestic wastewater, to downstream drinking water intakes was estimated using distributions of measured dioxane concentrations in effluents from 40 WWTPs and surface water dilution factors of 1,323 drinking water intakes across the U.S. Effluent samples were spiked with an ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Glyphosate and AMPA in drinking water

    Carcinogenic or not? The broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate is used all over the world in agriculture. Alongside farming, the chemical is also used for weed-killing in domestic gardens and in public and private spaces kept free from «vegetal invasion», such as railway tracks. Glyphosate has been used since the 1970s in pesticides and was hitherto thought to be harmless at ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Thermal energy from drinking water and cost benefit analysis for an entire city

    The municipality of Almere is planning to develop a new carbon neutral neighbourhood. The area is located close to a treated water storage facility. By extracting enough thermal energy to provide 900 homes with energy for space heating and heating tap water, the temperature of the treated water is lowered by 1.16 °C. This could lead to an increase in the energy required to heat water for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysis of trace metals in drinking water with the optima 7000 DV ICP-OES

    With the development of mining, smelting and other industrial activities, heavy metals are increasingly being found in freshwater sources which can pose severe threats to human and environmental health. Pollution by heavy metals (such as Cd, Pb, etc.) not only affects the productivity of crops, but also the quality of the atmosphere as well as water bodies and threatens the health and life of ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Water quality management for domestic rainwater harvesting systems in Fiji

    Health risks from drinking rainwater are relatively small in the developing world context, but action is needed to ensure water safety. Water safety plans (WSPs) use an approach to manage water quality that has shown signs of success with public and communal water supplies, but relatively little research has been done to investigate the application of WSPs to self-supply systems. The aim of this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Volatile organic compounds in the nation’s ground water and drinking-water supply wells

    ABSTRACT Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced in large volumes and are associated with a myriad of products, such as plastics, adhesives, paints, gasoline, fumigants, refrigerants, and drycleaning fluids. Widespread and long-term use of VOCs and their ability to persist and migrate in ground water raise questions about possible adverse effects on the environment, including ...

  • Outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by contamination of drinking water in a factory, the Basque Country

    On 18 September 2013, the Gipuzkoa Epidemiology Unit was notified of an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) among employees at a domestic appliance factory. The first signs of the outbreak had emerged at the end of June and at the time of the notification 30 workers were on sick leave for gastroenteritis. Some employees had had more than one episode and the main symptoms were diarrhoea and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microbiological assessment of private drinking water supplies in Co. Cork, Ireland

    The microbiological quality of 75 private drinking water supply boreholes in Co. Cork, Ireland was assessed in order to determine the incidence of contamination and the potential pathways of such contamination. Microbiological analysis was carried out using the membrane filtration technique for the recovery of thermotolerant (faecal) coliforms. The sanitary protection of the supplies was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Indian Water Purifier Market 2014 Analysis

    This latest market research report titled Water Purifier Market in India 2014 states that the domestic water purifier market is set to experience steady growth as people are becoming more aware of the utility of water purifiers in India. As initial consumer reactions and water purifier reviews have been largely positive, the adoption of the same will only improve over the years. Also, the market ...

  • Is drinking water from ‘improved sources’ really safe? A case study in the Logone valley (Chad-Cameroon)

    Within a cooperation project coordinated by the Association for Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America (ACRA) Foundation, water supplies were sampled across the villages of the Logone valley (Chad-Cameroon) mostly from boreholes, open wells, rivers and lakes as well as from some piped water. Microbiological analyses and sanitary inspections were carried out at each source. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bacteriological and physico-chemical quality assessment of household drinking water in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

    An investigation on the bacteriological and physico-chemical properties of stored household drinking water in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria was carried out between April and October, 2008. The drinking water sources considered for examination were harvested rain water, tap water and well water stored in plastic water pots for 2 to 4 days. The waterborne pathogens in the samples that were isolated were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Expanded HPLC Method for N-Methyl Carbamates post-column analysis of pesticides in food and potable water samples

    Carbamate pesticides are widely used around the world to protect crops. In addition, they are used as biocides for industrial or other applications and in household products. Though carbamates are biodegradable compounds and bioaccumulation usually happens only to a low extend it is important to monitor produce to make sure enough time has elapsed between harvest and applying pesticides. Also, ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Prevention measures against radiation exposure to radon in well waters: analysis of the present situation in Finland

    Naturally occurring radioactive elements are found in all groundwaters, especially in bedrock waters. Exposure to these radioactive elements increases the risk of cancer. The most significant of these elements is radon which, as a gas, is mobile and dissolves in groundwater. In Finland, water supply plants are obliged to carry out statutory monitoring of the water quality, including radon. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Decentralized Water Reuse

    Water is an integral part of our society today. This vital resource is used in the operations of many industrial processes, human consumption, and for food production to name just a few. The increasing demands for water for agricultural, drinking and industrial processes has put significant strain on global fresh water supplies as the world's population continues to grow. In many parts of the ...

  • A fresh approach to water practices

    Science is meeting the challenge of finding ways to reduce Australia's wasteful water practices and improve the way we use and manage this finite resource. In the regional NSW town of Goulburn, just down the road from Australia’s national capital, water supplies earlier this year fell to less than 10 per cent of capacity. In most of Australia’s major cities demand is close to or equalling supply ...

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water cooperation – building partnerships

    The UN General Assembly has declared 2013 the “International Year of Water Cooperation. Why do we need to cooperate, on what, for what aim, at what level, with whom and, not least, how? The 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm will raise these questions to the international water community. In two years, a new set of international “Sustainable Development Goals” (SGDs) will ...

  • Who used your water yesterday?

    The answer to the question above boils down to numbers in the final analysis. With more than half of the world's population already based in urban areas the additional demand for core services such as water is overtaxing capacities for water supply and disposal in many of the world's larger cities. And the problem is only going to get worse. The proportion of the world's population that will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


  • The challenges of water governance in Ho Chi Minh City

    Population growth, urbanization, pollution and climate change pose urgent water challenges in cities. In this study the sustainability of integrated water resources management in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was evaluated using the City Blueprint approach. The City Blueprint is a set of 24 dedicated indicators divided over 8 categories, i.e., water security, water quality, drinking water, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Factors influencing householders' access to improved water in low-income urban areas of Accra, Ghana

    We analysed householders' access to improved water for drinking and other domestic uses in five selected low-income urban areas of Accra, Ghana using a survey of 1,500 households. Our definitions of improved water were different from those suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO). The results revealed that only 4.4% of the respondents had access to improved drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

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