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Groundwater and Surface Water Pollution

1st Edition

Edited by David H.F. Liu, Bela G. Liptak

CRC Press

160 pages

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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.

Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.

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

About the Authors/Editors

David H. F. Liu, Béla G. Lipták

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply