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Twort's Water Supply - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780081000250, 9780081000434

Twort's Water Supply

7th Edition

Authors: Malcolm J. Brandt K. Michael Johnson Andrew J. Elphinston Don D. Ratnayaka
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081022559
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081000250
eBook ISBN: 9780081000434
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd November 2016
Page Count: 932
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Twort's Water Supply, Seventh Edition, has been expanded to provide the latest tools and techniques to meet engineering challenges over dwindling natural resources. Approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban communities of developing countries do not have access to safe drinking water. The mortality from diarrhea-related diseases amounts to 2.2 million people each year from the consumption of unsafe water.

This update reflects the latest WHO, European, UK, and US standards, including the European Water Framework Directive. The book also includes an expansion of waste and sludge disposal, including energy and sustainability, and new chapters on intakes, chemical storage, handling, and sampling. Written for both professionals and students, this book is essential reading for anyone working in water engineering.

Key Features

  • Features expanded coverage of waste and sludge disposal to include energy use and sustainability
  • Includes a new chapter on intakes
  • Includes a new chapter on chemical storage and handling


Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineering Technicians and Civil Engineering Technicians

Table of Contents

1. The Demand for Public Water
2. Water Supply Regulation, Protection, Organization and Financing
3. Hydrology and Surface Supplies
4. Groundwater Supplies
5. Dams and Reservoirs
6. Intakes
7. Chemistry, microbiology and biology of water
8. Storage, clarification and chemical treatment
9. Water filtration
10. Specialized and advanced water treatment processes
11. Disinfection of Water
12. Chemical storage, dosing and control
13. Energy use, sustainability and waste treatment
14. Hydraulics
15. System design and analysis
16. Distribution practice
17. Pipeline design and construction
18. Valves and meters
19. Pumping; electrical plant; control and instrumentation
20. Treated water storage


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About the Authors

Malcolm J. Brandt

Civil engineer specialising in water supply planning and distribution system management; responsibilities include research in the UK and overseas as well as project execution in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North and South America.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

K. Michael Johnson

Civil engineer for design of large and small works such as dams, spillways, intakes, pipelines, tunnels, pumping stations, conventional water treatment, reverse osmosis and water storage in UK, South and Central America, Middle East and Far East.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

Andrew J. Elphinston

Chemical engineer specialising in potable water treatment, including both conventional and advanced treatment processes, with experience in UK, North and Southern Africa and Far East.

Affiliations and Expertise

Binnie, Black & Veatch, UK

Don D. Ratnayaka

Chemical engineer with extensive specialist knowledge of water treatment techniques; responsible for all aspects of water treatment process design for projects in UK, Europe, Africa, Asian sub-continent, Middle East, Far East, and Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Binnie, Black and Veatch, UK

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