This second edition demonstrates how chemistry influences the design of water treatment plants and how it should influence the design.
Historically, water treatment plants have been designed from hydraulic considerations with little regard to chemical aspects. The many chemical reactions used for removal of pollutants from water simply cannot be forced to occur within current designs. This book re-examines this traditional approach in light of today's water quality and treatment.
Will current water treatment processes be sufficient to meet future demands or will new processes have to be devised? Chemistry of Water Treatment assesses the chemical and physical efficacies of current processes to meet the demands of the Safe Drinking water Act, providing expert information to persons responsible for the production of potable water into the next century.
Table of Contents
Criteria and Standards for Drinking Water Quality
Organic Compounds in Raw and Finished Waters
Tastes and Odors in Drinking Water
Removal of Organics and Inorganics by Activated Carbon
Removal of Particulate Matter by Coagulation
Removal of Particulate Matter by Filtration and Sedimentation
Removal of Hardness and Other Scale-Forming Substances
Removal of Inorganic Contaminants
Removal of Corrosive Substances
Removal of Pathogenic Bacteria, Viruses, and Protozoans
"...Provides a wealth of information...an ideal reference book..."
- Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
"...Excellent and very highly recommended..."
- American Scientist
"...a well organized book...easy to follow...
contains valuable information...useful to water and wastewater professionals...an excellent source for readers who want to understand the theoretical basics of water and wastewater treatment."-Claire Liu, principal instrumentation engineer at Parsons ES Inc. in Norcross, Ga.
"...a well organized book targeted to undergraduate and graduate level students. Because it is easy to follow and contained valuable information, it also may be useful to water and wastewater professionals...an excellent source for readers who want to understand the theoretical basics of water and wastewater treatment."-Water Environment and Technology
"...excellent presentation...The text was completed after the death of Dr. Faust, and it is an excellent tribute to one the leaders in this field that it has been published...The level of detail and complexity make the book an excellent desk reference for someone working in or designing water treatment facilities, or as a reference text for a graduate level water treatment chemistry course."-Journal of the American Water Resources Association