Drinking Water Contaminants Books

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    Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning from Frontline Experience with Contamination

    Safe drinking water is essential to human life. Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience with Contamination provides those who carry responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. This book presents 21 case studies—10 waterborne disease outbreaks, 7 cases of severe ...

  • 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 ...

  • Book Harmful Algae Blooms in Drinking Water: Removal of Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in freshwater, and the associated toxins they produce, are dangerous to animals and humans. Mitigating the increasing presence of HABs presents a major challenge to water managers and drinking water utilities across the world. This book explores the current research on removal of HABs and toxins from drinking ...

  • Health Effects of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water

    Metals are inorganic substances that occur naturally in geological formations. Naturally occurring metals are dissolved in water when it comes into contact with rock or soil material. Some metals are essential for life and are naturally available in our food and water. Trace amounts of metals are common in water, and these are normally not harmful ...

  • Optimisation of Corrosion Control for Lead in Drinking Water Using Computational Modelling Techniques

    In many respects, lead in drinking water has become a forgotten problem, since the mid 1980s when a range of environmental controls were implemented to reduce exposure to lead. This is largely because the sampling protocols, that underpin regulatory controls, are mostly inadequate and have tended to under-estimate the amount of lead that can be ...

  • Best Practice Guide on the Control of Lead in Drinking Water

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  The Best Practice Guide on the Control of Lead in Drinking Water brings together, for the first time, all of the regulatory, health, monitoring, risk assessment, operational and technological issues relevant to the control of lead in ...

  • Drinking Water Quality: Problems and Solutions, 2nd Edition

    This textbook provides a comprehensive review of the problems associated with the supply of drinking water in the developed world. Since the first edition of this book was published, water companies and regulators have been presented with numerous new challenges - global warming has seriously affected water supplies and water quality; advances in ...

  • Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and in Water Treatment Systems

    Found in concentrations at the parts-per-trillion or low parts-per-billion, the detection of pharmaceutical residues remained elusive until instruments such as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry became commonplace in environmental laboratories. As a result, the occurrence of pharmaceutical residues and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water ...

  • Fate of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and in Water Treatment Systems

    Found in concentrations at the parts-per-trillion or low parts-per-billion, the detection of pharmaceutical residues remained elusive until instruments such as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry became commonplace in environmental laboratories. As a result, the occurrence of pharmaceutical residues and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water ...

  • Cyanobacterial Toxins of Drinking Water Supplies

    The contamination of both drinking and recreational water supplies by cyanobacteria is increasingly a cause for concern worldwide. While contamination causes livestock deaths with relative frequency, acute poisoning is rare in humans. However, there is growing apprehension over the possible role of cylindrospermopsins and microcystins in ...

  • Depleted Uranium in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

    This report confirms for the first time that depleted uranium (DU) from weapons used in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994 and 1995 has contaminated local supplies of drinking water at one site, and can still be found in dust particles suspended in the air. The UNEP team who collated the information included representatives from the World Health ...

  • Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

    This book evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by arsenic and arsenic compounds. Arsenic is widely distri-buted in the earth's crust and is emitted into the atmosphere by coal-fired power generation plants and volcanic activity. Inorganic arsenic of geological origin is found in groundwater used as drinking-water in ...

  • Emerging Contaminant - 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides a brief summary for 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP), including physical and chemical properties, environmental and health impacts, existing federal and state guidelines, detection and treatment methods, and additional sources of information. TCP is an emerging contaminant that is of interest to the government, private sector, ...

  • Drinking Water Supply and Agricultural Pollution

    Agricultural pollution (with nitrates and pesticides) is one of the biggest threats to drinking water resources. At many places regional and local water authorities, together with the water supply industry, are involved in preventive action aimed at farming practices. Three national case studies (Germany, The Netherlands, and the United ...

  • Haloforms and Related Compounds in Drinking Water

    Drinking water quality has been a matter of concern for several decades. Disinfection of drinking water improves its microbiological quality and prevents disease outbreaks. However, continuously increasing scientific research concerns the presence of organic and inorganic contaminants in water. Many of these compounds, named haloforms, originate ...

  • Homeland Security and Drinking Water: An Opportunity for Comprehensive Protection of a Vital Natural Resource Report

    Safe drinking water is a vital resource for human health and is crucial to our everyday life. We all depend on clean, healthy water for nourishment, hygiene, and the basic comforts of our existence. Yet, our nation’s drinking water has proven vulnerable to contamination from intentional, natural, and accidental acts. These threats are even ...

  • Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 152

    Contents: KURUNTHACHALAM KANNAN, SHINSUKE TANABE, JOHN P. GIESY, AND RYO TATSUKAWA: Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Foodstuffs from Asian and Oceanic Countries. PATRICIA A. RUSIN, JOAN B. ROSE, CHARLES N. HAAS, AND CHARLES P. GERBA: Risk Assessment of Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens in Drinking Water. MIKA SILLANPAA: ...

  • Water Contamination Emergencies - Enhancing Our Response

    Contamination of water supplies and the immediate availability of appropriate emergency responses to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) events which result in contaminated water are becoming increasingly relevant and significant issues in the water industry and in the wider world. Consequently, new strategies and technologies are ...

  • Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

    Within recent years pharmaceuticals have come into focus as contaminants of the environment (see for example Kümmerer, K. editor: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment). At the same time the issue of sustainable chemistry gained momentum. Bringing both together would result in sustainable pharmacy. Sustainable pharmacy is a totally new issue and ...

  • Drinking Water Microbiology

    This comprehensive volume provides a state-of-the-art review of the analysis and treatment of drinking water for microbial contamination, the direct cause of diseases and infant mortality primarily in the third world, but affecting industrialized countries as well. As a result of growing concern over waterborne epidemics, the 1980s were dedicated ...

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