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1st Edition

Sustainable Water Management and Technologies, Two-Volume Set

Edited By

Daniel H. Chen

ISBN 9781482215236
Published December 27, 2016 by CRC Press
856 Pages 219 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Addressing two cornerstone areas in the field of water sustainability, management and technology, this two-volume set provides the most comprehensive coverage of the topic available. It presents best practices as a foundation and stresses emerging technologies and strategies that facilitate water sustainability for future generations. Timely water topics like unconventional oil and gas development, global warming with changing precipitation patterns, integration of water and energy sustainability, and green manufacturing are discussed. The first volume covers strategy and management issues, such as water resource planning, water resource supply systems and use patterns, policy making, and implementation of proper regulations as an integrated part of the solution or approach toward water sustainability. It discusses best management practices for water resource allocation, groundwater protection, and water quality assurance, especially for rural, arid, and underdeveloped regions of the world. The second volume covers cost-effective water treatment and reclamation technologies. Emphasis is placed on emerging nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology applications as well as sustainable processes and products to protect the environment and human health, save water and energy, and minimize material use.

Table of Contents

Sustainable Water Management

Chapter 1 Water Quality Management

Kevin Wagner, Lucas Gregory, and Allen Berthold

Chapter 2 Water Monitoring and Diagnosis

Kevin Urbanczyk

Chapter 3 Sustainable Monitoring of Algal Blooms

Hesam Zamankhan, Judy Westrick, Frank R. Anscombe,Richard Stumpf, Timothy T. Wynne, James Sullivan,

Michael Twardowski, Timothy Moore, and Hyeok Choi

Chapter 4 Groundwater Management (Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Overdraft)

Dorina Murgulet

Chapter 5 Reservoir System Management

Ralph A. Wurbs

Chapter 6 Sustainable Urban Water Management

Willy Giron Matute, Mohamed K. Mostafa, Daniel Attoh,Ramesh C. Chawla, and Robert W. Peters

Chapter 7 Water Management for Shale Oil and Gas Development

Ross Tomson, Liwen Chen, and Peyton C. Richmond

Chapter 8 Outreach Programs for Awareness of Water Resources Sustainability and Adoption of Best Management Practices

Jennifer L. Peterson, Larry A. Redmon, and Mark L. McFarland

Chapter 9 Water Scarcity in Developing Regions

John Anthony Byrne, Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez,and Preetam Kumar Sharma

Chapter 10 Perspectives on Managing Freshwater Systems for Sustainable Use

Jeffrey A. Thornton, Walter Rast, and Hebin Lin

Chapter 11 Climate Change and Future Water Supply

John W. Nielsen-Gammon

Chapter 12 Adapting Water Infrastructure to Nonstationary Climate Changes

Jeff Yang

Chapter 13 Integration of Water and Energy Sustainability

Kelly T. Sanders and Carey W. King

Chapter 14 Water, Energy, and Ecosystem Sustainability

Cindy Loeffler, Leslie D. Hartman, and Daniel H. Chen

Chapter 15 Optimum, Sustainable, and Integrated Water Management

Tapas K. Das


Sustainable Water Technologies

Chapter 1 Water Transport

Qin Qian

Chapter 2 Groundwater Contaminant Transport Mechanisms and Pollution Prevention

Dorina Murgulet

Chapter 3 Groundwater Protection and Remediation

Mohamed K. Mostafa, Jude O. Ighere, Ramesh C. Chawla, and Robert W. Peters

Chapter 4 GIS, GPS, and Satellite Data

Kevin Urbanczyk

Chapter 5 Nanotechnology Applications

Changseok Han, Bangxing Ren, Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda, George Em. Romanos, Polycarpos Falaras, Teik Thye Lim, Virender K. Sharma, Natalie Johnson, Pilar Fernandez‑Ibanez, John Anthony Byrne, Hyeok Choi, Rachel Fagan, Declan E. McCormack, Suresh C. Pillai, Cen Zhao, Kevin O’Shea, and Dionysios D. Dionysiou

Chapter 6 Industrial Water Usage and Wastewater Treatment/Reuse

Tapas K. Das

Chapter 7 Wastewater Treatment, Reuse, and Disposal

Mohamed K. Mostafa, Ramesh C. Chawla, and Robert W. Peters

Chapter 8 Wastewater Treatment and Disposal for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

Liwen Chen, Peyton C. Richmond, and Ross Tomson

Chapter 9 Membrane Technology for Water Purification and Desalination

Saqib Shirazi and Che-Jen Lin

Chapter 10 Biotechnology for Water Sustainability

Ingo Wolf and Yen Wah Tong

Chapter 11 Biodegradation/Bioremediation for Soil and Water

Siddharth Jain and Yen Wah Tong

Chapter 12 Sustainable Manufacturing and Water Sustainability

Liwen Chen, Zexin Tian, and Helen Lou

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Daniel H. Chen is professor at the Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering and holds the title of University Professor and University Scholar at Lamar University. He is the director of the Photocatalysis Lab and deputy director of the Process Engineering Center. Dr. Chen’s areas of expertise are air/water pollution, nanostructured catalytic materials, and process modeling. He has published 4 book chapters and 37 articles and has given numerous presentations throughout the United States and worldwide. Since 2006, he has worked on a series of field sampling and water treatment projects aimed at improving the water quality of the Rio Grande Basin in south Texas. Dr. Chen holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Chen has previously served as a shift supervisor in Hualon-Teijin Polyester Plant, Taiwan, as a project engineer at Chemical Engineering Consultants, Inc., Stillwater, Oklahoma, as a US Department of Energy research fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia, and as a US Army/Battelle faculty associate at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He also has served as session chair/co-chair of Sustainable Water Use and Management, Reaction Engineering for Combustion and Pyrolysis, and Liquid Phase Reaction Engineering at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Chen is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.


"A very well written and arranged, easy to read reference book by notable experts in the subject of water management and technology for sustainability."
— Dickson Ozokwelu, US Department of Energy, Bowie, Washington, D.C., USA

"The two-volume set Sustainable Water Management and Technologies, edited and compiled by Daniel Chen, covers a broad spectrum of current-day issues and challenges in water resource management and stewardship arising from increased demand for energy, food, and water, and the rapid expansion of new technologies for energy production via Shale gas and unconventional hydrocarbons. Topics include current best practices for water purification and management, plus emerging developments in nano and biotechnology, as well as advanced separations to address future needs. It is what a handbook should be, a go-to reference set to provide background and grounding for a highly important area of science and technology."
— Joseph B. Powell, Shell, Houston, Texas, USA