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Water Quality Data

Analysis and Interpretation, 1st Edition

By Arthur Hounslow

CRC Press

416 pages

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Description

Water Quality Data emphasizes the interpretation of a water analysis or a group of analyses, with major applications on ground-water pollution or contaminant transport. A companion computer program aids in obtaining accurate, reproducible results, and alleviates some of the drudgery involved in water chemistry calculations.

The text is divided into nine chapters and includes computer programs applicable to all the main concepts presented. After introducing the fundamental aspects of water chemistry, the book focuses on the interpretation of water chemical data. The interrelationships between the various aspects of geochemistry and between chemistry and geology are discussed. The book describes the origin and interpretation of the major elements, and some minor ones, that affect water quality.

Readers are introduced to the elementary thermodynamics necessary to understand the use and results from water equilibrium computer programs. The book includes a detailed overview of organic chemistry and identifies the simpler and environmentally important organic chemicals. Methods are given to estimate the distribution of organic chemicals in the environment. The author fully explains all accompanying computer programs and presents this complex topic in a style that is interesting and easy to grasp for anyone.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Geochemical Spheres

Industrial Raw Materials

Industrial Production

Geochemical Investigations

Presentation of Material in this Book

Review of Basic Chemistry and Geology

Introduction to Atomic Structure

Oxidation Numbers

Concentration Units

Rocks and Minerals

Rock-Water Interactions

Exercises

Major Inorganic Constituents of Water

Introduction

Weathering

Balancing Weathering Equations

Introduction to Water Quality

Exercises

Water Quality Interpretation

Introduction

Sampling

Laboratory Sample Analysis

Analysis Reliability

Interpretation of Water Quality Data

Graphical Methods

Groundwater Reactions

Mass-Balance Modeling

Brine Contamination

Geochemical Equilibrium Modeling

Introduction

Chemical Thermodynamics

Equilibrium Constant (K)

Activity (a)

Speciation

Mineral Saturation Index (SI)

Reduction/Oxidation (Redox) Reactions

Exercises

Geochemical Environments

Introduction

Factors Influencing the Mobility of Trace Elements

Exercises

Organic Chemistry Nomenclature

Introduction

Bonding of Organic Compounds

Naming Organic Compounds

Hydrocarbons

Halogenated Organic Compounds

Oxygen Functional Groups

Organic Nitrogen Compounds

Organic Compounds Containing Sulfur

Organic Phosphorus Compounds

Complex Nomenclature

Exercises

Ecosystem Partitioning and Solute Transport

Introduction

Ecosystem Partitioning

Groundwater Flow Models

Pollutant Degradation

Summary

Exercises

Computer Programs

Introduction

MFLASH

OFCARD

WATEVAL

WATEQ4F

ECOPLUS

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply