Water Technology

3rd Edition

An Introduction for Environmental Scientists and Engineers

Authors: N. F. Gray
Paperback ISBN: 9781856177054
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th July 2010
Page Count: 768


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Water and wastewater engineering is one of the world's biggest and most interdisciplinary industries, employing chemists, microbiologists, botanists, zoologists as well as engineers, computer specialists and a range of different management professionals.

This accessible student textbook provides a broad overview of the sector, introducing the reader to the key concepts of water technology by explaining the fundamentals of hydrobiology, aquatic ecosystems, water and supply and wastewater treatment.

In 2000 the Water Framework Directive came into force – this is the most substantial piece of EC water legislation to date. Professor Gray uses the Water Framework Directive as the unifying theme of this new edition taking into account the implications of compliance and practice, as well as discussing the topical issue of sustainable principles in water management.

Key Features

Covers water quality and regulation Deals with water quality assessment, management and treatment Includes a new chapter on sustainability within water technology


Masters students (and some undergrads) on environmental science, engineering courses, construction courses and students registered for the CIWEM Diploma (Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management). Professionals working in the water industry: water service companies, environmental regulators, and consultants.


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About the Author

N. F. Gray

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland