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1st Edition

Sustainable Water Technologies

Edited By

Daniel H. Chen

ISBN 9781482215106
Published September 27, 2016 by CRC Press
406 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Development of advanced technologies is a critical component in overcoming the looming water crisis. Stressing emerging technologies and strategies that facilitate water sustainability for future generations, the second volume in the two-volume set Sustainable Water Management and Technologies provides current and forthcoming technologies research, development, and applications to help ensure availability of water for all. The book emphasizes 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. It also discusses such topics as groundwater transport, protection, and remediation, industrial and wastewater treatment, reuse, and disposal, membrane technology for water purification and desalination, treatment and disposal in unconventional oil and gas development, biodegradation, and bioremediation for soil and water.


  • Stresses emerging technologies and strategies that facilitate water sustainability.
  • Covers a wide array of topics including drinking water, wastewater, and groundwater treatment, protection, and remediation.
  • Discusses oil and gas drilling impacts and pollution prevention, membrane technology for water desalination and purification, biodegradation, and bioremediation for soil and water.
  • Details emerging nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology applications, as well as sustainable processes and products.

Table of Contents

Water Transport. Groundwater Contaminant Transport Mechanisms and Pollution Prevention. Groundwater Protection and Remediation. GIS, GPS, and Satellite Data. Nanotechnology Applications.Industrial Water Usage and Wastewater Treatment/Reuse. Wastewater Treatment, Reuse, and Disposal. Wastewater Treatment and Disposal for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. Membrane Technology for Water Purification and Desalination. Biotechnology for Water Sustainability. Biodegradation/Bioremediation for Soil and Water. Sustainable Manufacturing and Water Sustainability.

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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