Water Quality and Treatment: A Handbook of Community Water Supplies / Edition 4

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In this new edition of the definitive sourcebook,AWWA experts explain the latest regulations and standards and offer extensive discussion of the health and aesthetic aspects of drinking water quality. Newly revised chapters advise you on selecting the right water treatment process; managing source water quality; handling air stripping and aeration,chemical oxidation,disinfection,and fluoridation; managing water treatment plant waste; controlling microbiological quality in disinfection systems,and more.

Distinguished by its all-inclusive coverage of public water supply treatment,the American Water Works Association's Water Quality and Treatment has stood as the leading international source in the field for over 60 years. With a full 90% of its material new to this edition,this one-of-a-kind reference is more essential than ever. Here,you'll find all the basics,starting with a rationale for water quality standards and goals,and progressing to discussion of:

  • Methods of performing hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for flood insurance studies
  • Compliance and enforcement actions
  • A method of assessing coastal flooding and other hazards.

Authoritative,comprehensive,and written by more than 20 highly respected specialists,Water Quality and Treatment brings you 18 illustrated chapters detailing state-of-the-art technologies and methods. It features updated appraisals of everything from aeration and coagulation processes,to chemical oxidation and water plant waste management. Whether the topic is the health and aesthetic aspects of water quality,or the latest details on effective control of microbia,you can't find a more in-depth-or more critical-guide to water supply treatment than the one you're holding right now.

New in This Edition:

  • Leading-edge membrane technologies
  • Disinfection processes for prevention of Cryptosporidium and E coli outbreaks
  • Enhanced removal of total organic carbon
  • Updates on all processes and treatments
  • European regulations
  • U.S. regulatory changes.
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Editorial Reviews

Revised and updated (2nd ed. was 1971) to reflect recent developments in the field, this reference addresses water quality issues for both municipal and industrial water supply, reports on the source of contaminants and other problems, and describes the treatment methods of choice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070015401
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1194
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Table of Contents

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.
Waterborne Disease Outbreaks.
Pathogenic Organisms.
Indicators and Indicator Organisms.
The Health Effects of Chemicals.
Inorganic Constituents.
Organic Constituents.
Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products.
Water Supply Approaches.
Factors Influencing Process Selection.
Evaluating Process Options. Examples of Treatment Process Selection.
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