Evaluating Water Quality to Prevent Future Disasters - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128157305

Evaluating Water Quality to Prevent Future Disasters, Volume 11

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Satinder Ahuja
Paperback ISBN: 9780128157305
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
    S. Ahuja
    2. Solving arsenic contamination problem with separation science and technology
    S. Ahuja
    3. Origins of Flint water crisis
    M. Edwards
    4. Investigating the missing link effects of noncompliance and aging private infrastructure on water quality monitoring
    A. Cooper and S. Ahuja
    5. Impacts of infrastructures deficiencies on potable water quality in the Republic of Serbia
    J. Markovski
    6. Harmful algal blooms: Their effects are global and massive and we need to mitigate them
    X. Duan
    7. Methods for characterization of chemical and biological groundwater interactions with close-proximity oil and gas extraction activity
    K. Schug
    8. Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil and dispersants on various life stages of oysters Crassostrea virginica
    A. Loh
    9. Integrating microplastics data into water quality monitoring protocol
    J. R. Peller
    10. Occurrence of glyphosate and triazine residues in drainage and river waters from western Kentucky, USA
    B. Loganathan
    11. Developing a sensitive biosensor for monitoring arsenic in drinking water supplies
    J. Berberich
    12. Low-cost tap water monitoring via the coffee-ring effect
    R. Lahr
    13. Global climate change
    N.B. Jackson
    14. Impact of flooding on water quality
    Awaiting author’s acceptance
    15. Learning from horror stories of water contamination
    S. Ahuja


Evaluating Water Quality to Prevent Future Disasters, Volume 11 in the Separation Science and Technology series, covers various separation methods that can be used to avoid water catastrophes that could arise from climate change, arsenic, lead, algal bloom, fracking, microplastics, the impact of flooding, glyphosphates, triazines, GenX, and oil contamination to avoid future water disasters. The information in this book provides a valuable resource that will help the reader solve their potential water contamination problems or help them develop their own new approaches to monitor water contamination.

Key Features

  • Highlights reasons for potential water catastrophes
  • Provides separation methods for monitoring water contamination
  • Encourages development of new methods for monitoring water contamination


Separations, analytical, environmental, and physical/organic and chemists, academicians, industrial, NGO, and governmental employees. The proposed book will be useful for those who are working in the area of water quality in municipalities, industry or academia. This will involve people working in R&D labs of water industries and graduate students developing methods for monitoring water quality to prevent Flint types of catastrophes. Water suppliers, citizens who are concerned about their water quality, and science teachers


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About the Series Volume Editors

Satinder Ahuja

Satinder Ahuja Series Volume Editor

Dr. Satinder Ahuja is a leading expert on improving water quality. He earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. He worked for Novartis Corp. in various leadership positions for over 25 years while simultaneously teaching and guiding research as an adjunct professor at Pace University for over 10 years. As president of Ahuja Consulting, he advises on quality issues relating to chemicals/pharmaceuticals and water. Dr. Ahuja has published numerous papers and more than 20 books. His latest books are “Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World’s Most Crucial Resource” (Elsevier, 2016), “Food, Energy, and Water: The Chemistry Connection" (Elsevier, 2015), and “Water Reclamation and Sustainability" (Elsevier, 2014). Others include “Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification" (Elsevier, 2013), "Monitoring Water Quality: Pollution Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation" (Elsevier, 2013), "Novel Solutions to Water Pollution" (ACS Symposium Volume, 2013), "Handbook of Water Purity and Quality" (Elsevier, 2009), and "Arsenic Contamination of Water: Mechanism, Analysis, and Remediation" (Wiley, 2008). A member of the executive committee of the Rivers of the World Foundation (ROW), Dr. Ahuja has organized numerous global symposia on improving water quality, including presentations for the American Chemical Society and UNESCO.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ahuja Consulting, Calabash, NC, USA