3rd Edition

The Drinking Water Handbook

By Frank R. Spellman Copyright 2018
    386 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.