Fluoride in Drinking Water: Status, Issues, and Solutions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fluoride in Drinking Water

Status, Issues, and Solutions, 1st Edition

By A.K. Gupta, S. Ayoob

CRC Press

194 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 29 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781498756525
pub: 2016-04-20
$125.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429091759
pub: 2016-04-05
from $28.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Explore the Health Effects of Fluoride Pollution

Fluoride in Drinking Water: Status, Issues, and Solutions establishes the negative impacts of naturally occurring fluoride on human health and considers the depth and scope of fluoride pollution on an international scale. The book discusses current global water quality and fluoride-related issues and draws overall awareness to the problems associated with fluoride in drinking water.

Utilizing recent scientific studies to examine the current status of fluoride pollution, it provides a fundamental understanding of fluorosis, describes health problems associated with fluorosis, and discusses viable scientific solutions. The book places special emphasis on India, Africa, China, and other countries deeply affected by fluoride pollution.

A single, comprehensive source covering health issues related to fluoride and its effect on humans, this book:

  • Compiles information from scientific literature on the state of fluoride pollution
  • Characterizes the human impacts of fluorosis
  • Provides a comparative evaluation of technologies used for defluoridation
  • Gives a comprehensive account of human health effects with appropriate scientific descriptions and photographs
  • Includes detailed descriptions on the geochemistry of fluoride entry into groundwater aquifers
  • Presents a case study that deals with the successful removal of fluoride from drinking water

A vital resource for environmental and public health officials as well as academic researchers in the area, Fluoride in Drinking Water: Status, Issues, and Solutions covers human health issues associated with fluoride-rich water and describes relevant techniques for defluoridation that can be used to overcome the stress, issues, and challenges of natural fluoride in drinking water.

Reviews

"This book recorded the outstanding feat of a chemist who in the 1930s managed to measure a few ppm of fluoride in water; in the days before ion selective electrodes and other modern means, this was a magnificent achievement.

Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of up-to-date references and a summary of the main points and conclusions; a useful practice which might well be followed by other authors."

Chromatographia 2016

Table of Contents

Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Global Perspective

Introduction

Drinking-Water Scenario

Geogenic Pollutants

Fluoride in Humans

Genesis of Fluoride in Groundwater

Summary

References

Scenario of Fluoride Pollution

Introduction

Global Scenario

Summary

References

Dental Fluorosis

Introduction

Dental Effects of Fluoride

Dental Fluorosis: History and Occurrence

Development of Dental Fluorosis

Summary

References

Skeletal Fluorosis

Introduction

Action of Fluoride on Bone

Fluoride Exposure Level and Skeletal Fracture

Skeletal Fluorosis

Fluoride Level and Effects Related to Skeletal Fluorosis

Significance of Other Factors

Recent Developments

Summary

References

Stress Effects of Fluoride on Humans

Introduction

Nonskeletal Fluorosis

Fluoride and Cancer

Fluoride and Gastrointestinal System

Other Health Effects

Summary

References

Fluoride in the Environment and Its Toxicological Effects

Introduction

Sources of Environmental Exposure

Environmental Transport, Distribution, and Transformation

Environmental Levels and Human Exposure

Effects of Fluoride on Laboratory Animals and in vitro Systems

Effect of Fluoride on Aquatic Organisms

Effect of Fluoride on Plants

Effect of Fluoride on Animals

Guidelines Values and Standards

Summary

References

Defluoridation Techniques: An Overview

Introduction

Coagulation

Co-precipitation of Fluoride

Adsorption

Electrochemical Methods

Membrane Processes

Defluoridation Techniques: A Summary

Summary

References

Adsorptive Removal of Fluoride: A Case Study

Introduction

Materials and Methods

Batch Studies

Theoretical and Mathematical Formulations

Results and Discussions

Summary of the Case Study

Conclusions of the Case Study

References

About the Authors

A. K. Gupta earned a PhD in environmental science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. Currently, he is a professor in the environmental engineering division of the civil engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and he is actively involved in teaching, research, and consultancy. His research interests include water treatment, environmental impact assessment, monitoring, and modeling of air and water pollution, and geogenic pollutant scavenging. He has more than 60 publications in top-ranking international journals and is a renowned technical consultant in the arena of environmental engineering.

S. Ayoob is a professor in the department of civil engineering and the principal of the TKM College of Engineering, Kerala, India. He graduated in civil engineering from the TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He also served as course leader and headed the department of health, safety, and environmental management at the International College of Engineering and Management, the Sultanate of Oman (affiliated with the University of Central Lancashire, UK) for a short period of time.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply