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Drinking Water Treatment : Theory and Applications - Gayle Newcombe

Drinking Water Treatment

Theory and Applications

Hardcover Published: 6th September 2006
ISBN: 9780120883806
Number Of Pages: 376

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It is difficult to imagine anything more important to the human population than safe drinking water. Lack of clean drinking water is still the major cause of illness and death in young children in developing countries. In more fortunate communities, where water treatment is practiced, the primary aim of water authorities is to provide water that is free from pathogens and toxins. Most countries now have water quality regulations, or guidelines, which are driving water authorities to produce purer water, with the minimum of contamination from natural or man-made origin. At the same time, consumers are demanding that chemicals added during the treatment of drinking water be kept to a minimum. As a consequence, conventional clarification methods are being challenged to comply with the new regulations and restrictions and our understanding of the mechanisms involved is being tested as never before.
Interface Science in Drinking Water Treatment contains a rigorous review of water treatment practices from a fundamental viewpoint. The book includes material from leading experts in the field of water treatment, reviewing their specific fields of expertise against a background of colloid and surface chemistry, and examines each step of the journey from source to consumer tap. It therefore permits the reader to develop a deep understanding of the complex processes taking place and of the necessary treatments which are vital for the provision of safe and palatable drinking water. The book is aimed at researchers, educators and practitioners in science and engineering, particularly those involved in water treatment and colloidal chemistry.
- Covers all existing water treatment processes, approached from a fundamental surface and colloid science viewpoint
- Unique collection of R&D authors, all experts in water treatment processes
- Comprehensive review of water treatment with a complete list of references

Coagulant characteristics and reactions
Floc formation and floc structure
Practical application of fractal dimension
Coagulation and flocculation with organic polyelectrolytes
Dissolved air flotation in drinking water treatment
Membrane filtration processes and fouling
Removal of natural organic material and algal metabolites using activated carbon
Surface chemistry effects in activated carbon adsorption of industrial pollutants
Manganese removal
Arsenic removal during drinking water treatment
Cryptosporidium/sand interactions during filtration
Dewatering of water treatment plant sludges
Biocorrosion in drinking water distribution systems
Adhesion analysis of scaling systems
Fate of particles in the distribution system
Natural organic matter
Fundamentals of particle stability
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ISBN: 9780120883806
ISBN-10: 0120883805
Series: Interface Science and Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 6th September 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.81