Drinking Water Safety: Basic Principles and Applications, examines the technical and scientific, as well as regulatory, ethical, and emerging issues of pollution prevention, sustainability and optimization for the production and management of safe drinking water in order to cope with environmental pollution, population growth, increasing demand, terrorist threats, and climate change pressures. It presents a summary of conventional water and wastewater treatment technologies, in addition to the latest water treatment technologies and processes, including separate chapters on evaporation, crystallization, nanotechnology, membrane-based processes, and innovative desalination approaches.
Overview. Glossary of Terms. Historical Perspective. Water Properties. Water Chemistry. Regulatory Framework. The Clean Water Act (CWA). The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Global/International Regulations. Water Measurements and Analysis. Water Resources. Historical Perspective. United States. Canada and Mexico. Global. Space. Water Treatment Technologies. Introduction to Water Processes. Municipal Treatment. Industrial Treatment. Evaporation. Membrane Separation Processes. Crystallization. Nanotechnology. The Future. Ethical Considerations. Terrorism Considerations. The Role of ISO 14000. United States. Global/International. Space. The Pollution Prevention Approach. Sustainability. Optimizing Availability and Utilization. Appendix.