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Water Quality & Treatment Handbook
ISBN: 0070016593
Title: Water Quality & Treatment Handbook
Author: American Water Works Association
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication Date: 1999-10-30
Number Of Pages: 1248
Average Amazon Rating: 3.0
Book Description

State-of-the-art handbook of community water supplies.

The leading source of information on water quality, water treatment, and quality control for 60 years is now available in an up-to-the-minute new edition. The American Water Works Association's Water Quality & Treatment, Fifth Edition fully covers the field, bringing you the expertise of 20 distinguished specialists who provide the latest information on everything from aeration and coagulation processes, to chemical oxidation and water plant waste management. At least 90% of the material in this new edition has been revised and updated. Among the areas of special concern covered are:

*Cutting-edge membrane processes
*U.S. regulatory changes, including new rulings on disinfection by-products
*Current concerns with preventing cryptosporidium and e. coli outbreaks
*Enhanced removal of total organic carbon
*Much, much more

Book Info

Brings you 18 illustrated chapters detailing state-of-the-art technologies and methods. Features updated appraisals of everything from aeration and coagulation processes, to chemical oxidation and water plant waste management.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: DRINKING WATER QUALITY STANDARDS, REGULATIONS, AND GOALS.Early Development of Drinking Water Standards. Early History of U.S. Federal Drinking Water Standards. The Safe Drinking Water Act; Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. 1988 Lead Contamination Control Act. 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. Development of National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. International Drinking Water Standards. Trends for the Future. Chapter 2: HEALTH AND AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF WATER QUALITY. Waterborne Disease Outbreaks. Pathogenic Organisms. Indicators and Indicator Organisms. The Health Effects of Chemicals. Inorganic Constituents. Organic Constituents. Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products. Radionuclides. Chapter 3: GUIDE TO SELECTION OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES. Water Supply Approaches. Factors Influencing Process Selection. Evaluating Process Options. Examples of Treatment Process Selection. Chapter 4: SOURCE WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT. GROUNDWATER. (and more...)