Modern Tools and Methods of Water Treatment for Improving Living Standards: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Modern Tools and Methods of Water Treatment for Improving Living Standards, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, November 19-22, 2003 / Edition 1

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Water is a paramount determinant of quality of life. The WHO experts believe that the sickness and death rates of the world population could be reduced by 75 % by maintaining good quality of drinking water. That is why thirty-one leading scientists and specialists from fifteen countries gathered in November 2003 at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Modem Tools and Methods of Water Treatment for Improving Living Standards" in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to discuss the scientific concepts and practical means for the solution of the complex social, economic and ecological problems associated with water purification, consumption, conservation, and protection. All this is covered in this book of proceedings of the NATO ARW.
This book contains four parts. In Part 1 , the readers could find recent advances in drinking water treatment in the United States, biological control in water-cooling towers, analytical control of drinking water quality, and the use of radionuclides for monitoring global contamination. In Part 2, some innovative methods and tools, such as electrochemically-stimulated sorption and sorption-membrane methods, a bubble- extraction method, fibroid sorbents, in-situ oxygen curtain technology, use of ion- exchange membranes, electrochemically-generated silver and copper ions and colloidal gold for water purification and post-purification are presented. In Part 3, recent studies into the treatment of wastewaters could be found. Among them: water reclamation and recycling in Danish industry, biocide polymers as a new opportunity in water treatment, optimization of galvanic wastewater treatment processes, efficiency of nitrification and denitrification processes in wastewater treatment plants, electrochemical processes for wastewater purification employing fluidized beds of particles, cold plasma as a new tool for purification of wastewater from chemical contaminants, bacteria and viruses. In Part 4, examples of management of water resources in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Poland, Croatia, and Romania using a variety of case studies are presented. Also, the important issue of industry-university cooperation for postgraduate education and training in the water treatment area is discussed.
We believe that this book will be helpful to the international community of scientists, specialists and students dealing with water treatment, purification, conservation and protection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402031144
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/5/2005
  • Series: Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #48
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Recent advances in purification and special treatment of water and water quality monitoring
Advances in drinking water treatment in the United States 3
Depositional characteristics of lake sediments in Canada as determined by Pb-210 and Cs-137 9
Biosensors for water quality monitoring 51
Rapid detection of bacteria in drinking water 71
Utilization of mobile analytical tests in wastewater treatment plant 79
An evaluation of the efficacy of the mixed-oxidant solutions produced from "activated water" in cooling tower biological control 87
Pt. II Development of modern technologies of special water treatment for use in various areas of science, industry and public health
Fibroid sorbents for water purification 101
Use of in-situ oxygen curtain technology in enhanced bioremediation of groundwater 109
Electrochemically-stimulated sorption and sorption-membrane methods for removal of ionic impurities from water 115
Innovative water purification method and devices 137
Potentialities of membrane operations in water treatments 151
Water disinfection using silver and copper ions and colloidal gold 159
Pt. III Tools and methods for achievement of high technological parameters of water purification and wastewater treatment
Water savings and reuse in the textile industry 169
Biocide polymers - new opportunities in water treatment 191
Optimization of galvanic wastewater treatment processes 197
Efficiency of nitrification and denitrification processes in wastewater treatment plants 209
Electrochemical processes for wastewater purification utilizing fluidised beds of particles with different conductivity 219
Cold plasma as a new tool for purification of wastewater 235
Purification of industrial waters from organic compounds and bacteria 245
Pt. IV Management of water resources, planning, training and education in water treatment
Industry university cooperation for postgraduate education and training in the water treatment area 255
Westcountry Rivers Trust United Kingdom : a pioneering programme for restoration and regeneration of major river basins 265
Recent developments in wastewater treatment in constructed wetland in Poland 279
Water and public health : legislation as a tool for improving living standards 295
The national programme for construction of urban wastewater treatment plants in the Republic of Bulgaria 307
Water pollution prevention actions in Romanian industry 315
Surface lipid composition of two emergent water plants used in constructed wetlands 325
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