Groundwater and Surface Water Pollution contains almost all the technical know-how required to clean up our water supply. It provides a survey of up-to-date technologies for remediation, as well as a step-by-step guide to pollution assessment for both ground and surface waters.
The book defines groundwater, aquifers and surface water and discusses the physical properties of soils, liquids, vadose zones and aquifers. It emphasizes controlling nonpoint source pollution, best management practices, and an integrated management approach.
The editors cover not only engineering but also legal, medical, agricultural, meteorological, biological and other fields of study. They reach beyond the simplistic hydrological cycles usually addressed to the complexities encountered by rapidly-changing land-use patterns.
In addition to focusing on causes, effects, and remedies, Groundwater and Surface Water Pollution stresses reuse, recycling, and recovery of resources. Nature does not cause pollution. Through total recycling, we can, like nature, make resources out of wastes.
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Table of Contents
Principles of Groundwater Flow Groundwater and Aquifers Fundamental Equations of Groundwater Flow Confined Aquifers Unconfined Aquifers Combined Confined and Unconfined Flow Hydraulics of Wells Two-Dimensional Problems Nonsteady (Transient) Flow Determining Aquifer Characteristics Design Considerations Interface Flow Principles of Groundwater Contamination Causes and Sources of Contamination Fate of Contaminants in Groundwater Transport of Contaminants in Groundwater Groundwater Investigation and Monitoring Initial Site Assessment Subsurface Site Investigation Groundwater Cleanup and Remediation Soil Treatment Technologies Pump-and-Treat Technologies In Situ Treatment Technologies Storm Water Pollutant Management Integrated Storm Water Program Nonpoint Source Pollution Best Management Practices Field Monitoring Programs Discharge Treatment
David H. F. Liu, Béla G. Lipták