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, 2003by Alexander Omelchenko
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… See more details below
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.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part I. Recent Advances in Purification and Special Treatment of Water and Water Quality Monitoring Advances in Drinking Water in the United States; S.C. Gutierrez et al. Depositional Characteristics of Lake Sediments in Canada as Determined by Pb-210 and Cs-137; A. Omelchenko et al. Biosensors for Water Quality Monitoring; N.F. Starodub et al. Rapid Detection of Bacteria in Drinking Water; R. A. Deininger and J. Lee. Utilization of Mobile Analytical Tests in Wastewater Treatment Plant; J. Navratil et al. An Evaluation of the Efficacy of the Mixed-Oxidant Solutions Produced from 'Activated Water' in Cooling Tower Biological Control; J. A. Lewis. Part 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; R.A. Khaydarov et al. Use of In-Situ Oxygen Curtain Technology in Enhanced Bioremediation of Groundwater; S. Induchny et al. Electrochemically-Stimulated Sorption and Sorption-Membrane Methods for Removal of Ionic Impurities from Water; V.N Belyakov and V.M Linkov. Innovative Water Purification Method and Devices; V. Gevod et al. Potentialities of membrane operations in water treatments; A. Criscuoli and E. Drioli. Water Disinfection Using Silver and Copper Ions and Colloidal Gold; R.R. Khaydarov and R.A. Khaydarov. Part III. Tools and Methods for Achievement of High Technological Parameters of Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment.Water Savings and Reuse in the Textile Industry; H. Wenzel and H.H. Knudsen. Biocide Polymers New Opportunities in Water Treatment; V.F. Marievsky. Optimization of Galvanic Wastewater Treatment Processes; L. Kliopova and J. Staniskis. Efficiency of Nitrification and Denitrification Processes in Wastewater Treatment Plants; F. Bozek et al. Electrochemical Processes for Wastewater Purification Utilizing Fluidised Beds of Particles with Different Conductivity; K. Kazdobin. Cold Plasma as a New Tool for Purification of Wastewater; A.A. Pivovarov and A.P. Tischenko. Purification of lndustrial Waters from Organic Compounds and Bacteria; Ya. Tarasova et al. Part 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; WJ. Swindall. Westcountry Rivers Trust United Kingdom: A Pioneering Programme for Restoration and Regeneration ofMajor River Basins;R. J. Stollard and A. Rickard. Recent Developments in Wastewater Treatment in Constructed Wetland in Poland; H. Obarska-Pempkowiak and M. Gajewska. Water and Public Health: Legislation as a Tool for Improving Living Standards; K. Vitale et al. The National Programme for Construction of Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants in the Republic of Bulgaria; B. Georgieva. Water Pollution Prevention Actions in Romanian Industry; V. Harceag. Surface Lipid Composition of Two Emergent Water Plants Used in Constructed Wetlands; N.I. Shtemenko et al. Subject Index.
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