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The Drinking Water Handbook

3rd Edition

By Frank R. Spellman

CRC Press

356 pages | 44 B/W Illus.

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This new edition of The Drinking Water Handbook is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes a comprehensive discussion of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination event, new coverage of contaminants in water, such as personal care products and pharmaceuticals (PCPP) and endocrine disruptors, and examines the security requirements for waterworks and ancillary procedures. It examines the process of producing drinking water— from sources of water, to the purification process, through distribution systems to the tap, and then to the actual use and reuse of water. It also reflects the latest advancements in treatment technologies and reviews new laws and regulations related to drinking water.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 All About Water: Basic Concepts

Chapter 3 Drinking Water Regulations

Chapter 4 Drinking Water Supplies

Chapter 5 Drinking Water Conveyance and Distribution

Chapter 6 Microbiological Drinking Water Parameters

Chapter 7 Physical Drinking Water Parameters

Chapter 8 Chemical Drinking Water Parameters

Chapter 9 Water Pollution

Chapter 10 Drinking Water Monitoring

Chapter 11 Water Treatment

Chapter 12 Upgrading Security

About the Author

Frank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than 90 books covering topics in environmental science and occupational health, and has been cited in more than 450 publications. Dr. Spellman holds a BA in public administration, a BS in business management, an MBA, and both an MS and a PhD in environmental engineering.

Subject Categories

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