Handbook of Water Purity and Quality

Edited by

  • Satinder Ahuja, Ahuja Consulting, Calabash, NC, USA

This work provides those involved in water purification research and administration with a comprehensive resource of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from contaminants, both natural and human caused. The book first provides an overview of major water-related issues in developing and developed countries, followed by a review of issues of sampling for water analysis, regulatory considerations and forensics in water quality and purity investigations. The subsequent chapters cover microbial as well chemical contaminations from inorganic compounds, radionuclides, volatile and semi-volatile compounds, disinfectants, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals, including endocrine disruptors, as well as potential terrorist-related contamination. The last chapter describes the Grainger prize-winning filter that can remove arsenic from water sources and sufficiently protect the health of a large number of people.
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Researchers, regulators and managers involved with water quality and purity, as well as libraries, institutions and corporations involved with water purification.


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374192-9

Table of Contents

1. Overview2. Delineation of a Major Problem of Arsenic-contaminated Groundwater3. Water Quality Issues in Eastern Africa4. Effect of Human Development on Water Quality5. Sampling and Analysis of Arsenic in Groundwater in West Bengal-India and Bangladesh6. Forensic Water Quality Investigations: Identifying Pollution Sources and Polluters7. Regulatory Considerations to Ensure Clean and Safe Drinking Water8. Microbiological Threats to Water Quality9. Monitoring Inorganic Compounds10. Radionuclides in Surface Water and Groundwater11. Volatile and Semivolatile Contaminants12. Monitoring Disinfectants, Marhaba Taha13. Review of Reconnaissance Studies of Selected Herbicides and Their Degradation Products in Water14. Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Residues in Sewage Effluents15. Monitoring Terrorist-related Contamination16. Groundwater Arsenic Removal Technologies Based on Sorbents: Field Applications and Sustainability