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: 3rd June 2019
Page Count: 470
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Table of Contents

1. Overview
2. Impact of endocrine disruptors in the context of global change
3. Potential water quality disasters in India
4. GenX contamination of the Cape Fear River, North Carolina: Separation science as a remedy for multiple system failures
5. Arsenic and heavy metal groundwater contamination in South Asia: Difficulties, challenges and visions for the future
6. Developing a sensitive biosensor for monitoring arsenic in drinking water
7. Investigating the missing link effects of noncompliance and aging private infrastructure on water quality monitoring
8. GenX contamination of drinking water
9. Methods for characterization of chemical and biological groundwater interactions with close-proximity oil and gas extraction activity
10. Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil and dispersants on various life stages of oysters Crassostrea virginica
11. Educational partnerships combined with research on emerging pollutants for long-term water quality monitoring
12. Potential water crises in the Middle East
13. Sustainable, magnetically-retrievable nano-adsorbents for removal of lead and palladium ions in wastewater
14. Learning from horror stories of water contamination
15. Challenges to mitigating the risks posed by cyanobacterial toxins in the 21st century
16. Innovations in monitoring with water quality sensors with case studies on floods, hurricanes, and harmful algal blooms


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 arising from climate change, arsenic, lead, algal bloom, fracking, microplastics, flooding, glyphosphates, triazines, GenX, and oil contamination. 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

Satinder Ahuja is a leading expert on water quality improvement. He earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He worked for Novartis Corp. in various leadership positions for over 25 years and taught as an adjunct professor at Pace University for over 10 years. As president of Ahuja Consulting, he advises on water quality issues relating to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. 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. Dr. Ahuja has published numerous papers and more than 20 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Ahuja Consulting for Water Quality, Calabash, NC, USA