Description

Monitoring Water Quality is a practical assessment of one of the most pressing growth and sustainability issues in the developed and developing worlds: water quality. Over the last 10 years, improved laboratory techniques have led to the discovery of microbial and viral contaminants, pharmaceuticals, and endocrine disruptors in our fresh water supplies that were not monitored previously.

This book offers in-depth coverage of water quality issues (natural and human-related), monitoring of contaminants,  and remediation of water contamination. In particular, readers will learn about arsenic removal techniques, real-time monitoring, and risk assessment. Monitoring Water Quality is a vital text for students and professionals in environmental science, civil engineering, chemistry — anyone concerned with issues of water analysis and sustainability assessment.

Key Features

  • Covers in depth the scope of sustainable water problems on a worldwide scale
  • Provides a rich source of sophisticated methods for analyzing water to assure its safety
  • Describes the monitoring of contaminants, including pharmaceutical and endocrine disruptors
  • Helps to quickly identify the sources and fates of contaminants and sources of pollutants and their loading

Readership

All who deal with water analysis and water sustainability assessment, i.e. chemists, chemical engineers, environmental scientists/engineers, civil engineers working in the water management and resources and hydrologists. Academics and students (graduates will use this as a reference book). It could also be used in advanced water quality courses as more and more universities introduce courses on water related topics.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Monitoring Water Quality, Pollution Assessment, and Remediation to Assure Sustainability

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Water-Quality Status and Trends in the United States

1.3 Rivers in Africa Are in Jeopardy

1.4 Septic Systems in the Coastal Environment: Multiple Water-Quality Problems in Multiple Areas

1.5 Assessment of Risk from Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds

1.6 Water-Quality Monitoring and Environmental Risk Assessment

1.7 Analytical Measurements to Improve Nonpoint Pollution Assessments in Indiana’s Lake Michigan Watershed

1.8 Real-Time and Near Real-Time Monitoring Options for Water Quality

1.9 Advanced Oxidation and Reduction Process Radical Generation in the Laboratory and at Large Scale

1.10 Cactus Mucilage as an Emergency Response Biomaterial for Providing Clean Drinking Water

1.11 Potable Water Filter Development

1.12 Removal and Immobilization of Arsenic in Water and Soil Using Nanoparticles

1.13 Transforming an Arsenic Crisis into an Economic Enterprise

1.14 Monitoring from Source to Tap: The New Paradigm for Ensuring Water Security and Quality

1.15 Evaluation of Sustainability Strategies

1.16 Conclusions

Appendix

References

2. Water Quality Status and Trends in the United States

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Monitoring and Assessments of Complex Water Quality Problems

2.3 USGS Strategies to Assess Status and Trends

2.4 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

3. Rivers in Africa Are in Jeopardy

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The Pollution of River Systems

3.3 Climate Variability and Change

3.4 Agricultural and Industrial Chemical Pollution

3.5 Sediments and Other Physicochemical Parameters

3.6 Atmospheric Deposition

3.7 POPs and PCBs Found

3.8 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444594044
Print ISBN:
9780444593955

About the editor

Satinder Ahuja

Satinder Ahuja 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 eighteen books. Two of his latest books are entitled "Water Reclamation and Sustainability" (Elsevier) and Comprehensive "Water Quality and Purification" (Elsevier). Others include "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 Rivers of the World Foundation (ROW), Dr. Ahuja is an expert on improving water quality and has organized numerous global symposia on this topic (American Chemical Society, UNESCO, etc.) In 2013, he gave a lecture on the nexus of food, energy, and water and chaired a symposium on the subject for the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans.

Reviews

"This title offers in-depth coverage of water quality issues, monitoring of contaminants and remediation of water contamination…a vital text for students and professionals in environmental science, civil engineering, chemistry; for anyone concerned with issues of water analysis and sustainability assessment."--Water Conditioning & Purification, September 2013
"This book presents 15 contributions (including an overview by the editor) for an audience of scientists, regulators, and, perhaps, students."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013