Drinking Water Security for Engineers  Planners  and Managers Book

Drinking Water Security for Engineers Planners and Managers


  • Author : Ravi Jain
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2014-01-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124115323

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Drinking Water Security for Engineers Planners and Managers Excerpt :

Concise and readable, Drinking Water Security for Engineers, Planners and Managers provides an overview of issues including infrastructure planning, planning to evaluate vulnerabilities and potential threats, capital improvement planning, and maintenance and risk management. This book also covers topics regarding potential contaminants, available water security technologies, analytical methods, and sensor technologies and networks. Other topics include transport and containment of contaminated water, treatment technologies and the treatability of contaminants. Threat and vulnerability risk assessments and capital improvement Identification and characterization of potential contaminants and clean up Application of information assurance techniques to computerized systems

Drinking Water Security for Engineers  Planners  and Managers Book

Drinking Water Security for Engineers Planners and Managers


  • Author : Ravi Jain
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : 1548957070

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Drinking Water Security for Engineers, Planners, and Managers By Ravi Jain

Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies Book

Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies


  • Author : Chittaranjan Ray
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2014-03-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124115316

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Natural disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods are occurring with increasing frequency. In emergencies, pure drinking water is quickly the most important item. Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies provides the tips and techniques for supplying potable drinking water at low cost in the direst circumstances. Succinct and readable, this manual describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water. Several treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed. Covers long-term technologies including sand filtration, packaged filtration units, pressurized filtration systems and natural filtration Addresses short-term strategies such as reverse osmosis-based filtration, cartridge filtration systems, and solar pasteurizations systems Describes disinfection systems, energy-saving applications, cost considerations and HA/DR applications

Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment Book

Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment


  • Author : Abdul Wahab Mohammad
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-08-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128230565

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Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment Excerpt :

Tackling the issue of water and wastewater treatment nowadays requires novel approaches to ensure that sustainable development can be achieved. Water and wastewater treatment should not be seen only as an end-of-pipe solution but instead the approach should be more holistic and lead to a more sustainable process. This requires the integration of various methods/processes to obtain the most optimized design. Integrated and Hybrid Process Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment discusses the state-of-the-art development in integrated and hybrid treatment processes and their applications to the treatment of a vast variety of water and wastewater sources. The approaches taken in this book are categorized as (i) resources recovery and consumption, (ii) optimal performance, (iii) physical and environmental footprints, (iv) zero liquid discharge concept and are (v) regulation-driven. Through these categories, readers will see how such an approach could benefit the water and wastewater industry. Each chapter discusses challenges and prospects of an integrated treatment process in achieving sustainable development. This book serves as a platform to provide ideas and to bridge the gap between laboratory-scale research and practical industry application. Includes comprehensive coverage on integrated and hybrid technology for water and wastewater treatment Takes a new approach in looking at how water and wastewater treatment contributes to sustainable development Provides future direction of research in sustainable water and wastewater treatment

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology Book

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology


  • Author : Satinder Ahuja
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323907644

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Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology Excerpt :

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology, the latest volume in the Separation Science and Technology series, offers new solutions for remediating water pollution utilizing nanomaterials with separation methods. Current water purification methods are unsuitable, inconvenient or expensive, so there is a need for new and better processes and techniques. Nanomaterials can purify water by removing pollutants such as heavy metals, pathogens, organic compounds, inorganic compounds, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals of emerging concern. These can effectively replace membrane-based methods if the right expertise is developed—this book helps separation scientists do just that. Existing water treatment problems can be solved by applying a nanotechnology-based processes: antimicrobial nanotechnology, zero-valent iron nanoparticles, nanoadsorbents, nano-enhanced membranes, nanometal oxides, and nano photocatalysts. The current literature places emphasis on materials chemistry rather than the separation methods used for water purification. This new volume presents a collection of chapters that deal with remediation based on separation chemistry. Written by leaders in their respective fields from around the world and edited by Satinder Ahuja, a leading expert on water quality improvement Covers the environmental impact of anthropogenic nanoparticles and plant derived bionanomaterials, which are not contained in other books related to nanomaterials for water purification Illustrates key information visually wherever possible throughout the book, e.g. process diagrams in the nanomaterial synthesis and nanomembrane fabrication chapters, electron microscope images, and more

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection Book

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection


  • Author : Robert M. Clark
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 1461401895

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Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection Excerpt :

Following the events of 9/11, the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency created the Water Protection Task Force (WPTF), which identified water and wastewater systems as a major area of vulnerability to deliberate attack. The WPTF suggested that there are steps that can be taken to reduce these vulnerabilities and to make it as difficult as possible for potential saboteurs to succeed. The WPTF recommended that be scrutinized with renewed vigor to secure water and wastewater systems against these possible threats. It also recommended that water and wastewater systems have a response plan in place in the event an act of terrorism occurs. The WPTF identified water distribution networks as an area of special vulnerability and highlighted the need for rapid on-line detection methods that are accurate and have a wide detection range. As a result of these recommendations novel technologies from various fields of science and engineering are now addressing water security issues and water and wastewater utilities are looking for innovative solutions. Once such technologies are available, there will be a rapid implementation process that will present many business opportunities for the private sector. However, in addition to terrorist threats water and wastewater systems are inherently vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. This volume will address the problems associated with both intended terrorist attacks and natural disasters affecting water or wastewater systems. The book is divided into parts based on the kinds of threats facing water and wastewater systems: (1) a direct attack on water and wastewater infrastructure storage reservoirs, and distribution and collection networks; (2) a cyber attack disabling the functionality of the water and wastewater systems or taking over control of key components which might result in system failures; and (3) a deliberate chemical or biological contaminant injection at one of the water distribu

Water Resource Management Issues Book

Water Resource Management Issues


  • Author : Louis Theodore
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429590207

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Drinking Water Safety: Basic Principles and Applications, examines the technical and scientific, as well as regulatory, ethical, and emerging issues of pollution prevention, sustainability, and optimization for the production and management of safe drinking water to cope with environmental pollution, population growth, increasing demand, terrorist threats, and climate change pressures. It presents a summary of conventional water and wastewater treatment technologies, in addition to the latest processes. Features include:  Provides a summary of current and future of global water resources and availability.  Summarizes key U.S. regulatory programs designed to ensure protection of water quality and safe drinking water supplies, with details on modern approaches for water utility resilience.  Examines the latest water treatment technologies and processes, including separate chapters on evaporation, crystallization, nanotechnology, membrane-based processes, and innovative desalination approaches.  Reviews the specialized literature on pollution prevention, sustainability, and the role of optimization in water treatment and related areas, as well as references for further reading.  Provides illustrative examples and case studies that complement the text throughout, as well as an appendix with sections on units and conversion constants.

Water Resources Planning and Management Book

Water Resources Planning and Management


  • Author : R. Quentin Grafton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1139496492

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Water is an increasingly critical issue at the forefront of global policy change, management and planning. There are growing concerns about water as a renewable resource, its availability for a wide range of users, aquatic ecosystem health, and global issues relating to climate change, water security, water trading and water ethics. This handbook provides the most comprehensive reference ever published on water resource issues. It brings together multiple disciplines to understand and help resolve problems of water quality and scarcity from a global perspective. Its case studies and 'foundation' chapters will be greatly valued by students, researchers and professionals involved in water resources, hydrology, governance and public policy, law, economics, geography and environmental studies.

Water Resources Management IX Book

Water Resources Management IX


  • Author : C.A. Brebbia
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784662059

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Water Resources Management IX Excerpt :

Containing papers from the ninth International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management, this book presents the work of scientists, practitioners and other experts regarding recent technological and scientific developments associated with the management of surface and sub-surface water resources. Water is essential for sustaining life on our planet, nevertheless its unequal distribution is a source of permanent conflict. It is predicted that population growth and irregular rainfall, due to climate change, may lead to more restricted access to water in certain regions of the world. This problem is made even more severe by human actions that can cause degradation to nature and the environment. These papers cover such topics as: Water management and planning; Water rights and accessibility; Water markets economics and policies; Climate change; Sedimental soil erosion; Irrigation; Water resources in arid regions; Ground water; Urban water management; Hydraulic engineering; Trans-boundary water management; Water, food and energy; Socio-economic aspects; Innovative technologies; Water and the community; Integrated water analysis; Wetlands as water sources.

Handbook on Water Security Book

Handbook on Water Security


  • Author : Claudia Pahl-Wostl
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-29
  • Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782548010

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Water security has received increasing attention in the scientific and public policy communities in recent years. The Handbook on Water Security is a much-needed resource that helps the reader navigate between the differing interpretations of water security. It explains the various dimensions of the topic by approaching it both conceptually and thematically, as well as in relation to experiences in different regions of the world. The international contributors explore the various perspectives on water security to show that it has multiple meanings that cannot easily be reconciled. Topics discussed include: challenges from human security to consumerism, how trade policies can help to achieve water security in a transboundary setting, the potential of risk-based governance arrangements and the ecology of water security. Scholars and postgraduate students in the social sciences working on water-related issues will find this book to be of substantial interest. It will strongly appeal to policymakers and practitioners looking at the strengths and limitations of water security.

Co Engineering and Participatory Water Management Book

Co Engineering and Participatory Water Management


  • Author : Katherine A. Daniell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107012318

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A trans-disciplinary book offering evaluation-based approaches for effective participatory interventions, for academic researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in water management.

A Review of the EPA Water Security Research and Technical Support Action Plan Book

A Review of the EPA Water Security Research and Technical Support Action Plan


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309167178

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A Review of the EPA Water Security Research and Technical Support Action Plan Excerpt :

The report examines a draft plan, prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency, that identifies critical security issues for drinking water and wastewater and outlines related research and technical support needs. This report recommends increased attention to interagency coordination and encourages additional consideration of current restrictions on secure information dissemination. It further suggests that EPA incorporate the results of their research activities into an integrated water security guidance document to improve support for water and wastewater utilities.

Geothermal Water Management Book

Geothermal Water Management


  • Author : Jochen Bundschuh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317562580

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Geothermal Water Management Excerpt :

Availability of and adequate accessibility to freshwater and energy are two key technological and scientific problems of global significance. At the end of the 20th century, the deficit of water for human consumption and economic application forced us to focus on rational use of resources. Increasing the use of renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency is a challenge for the 21st century. Geothermal energy is heat energy generated and stored in the Earth, accumulated in hydrothermal systems or in dry rocks within the Earth’s crust, in amounts which constitute the energy resources. The sustainable management of geothermal energy resources should be geared towards optimization of energy recovery, but also towards rational management of water resources since geothermal water serves both as energy carrier and also as valuable raw material. Geothermal waters, depending on their hydrogeothermal characteristics, the lithology of the rocks involved, the depth at which the resources occur and the sources of water supply, may be characterized by very diverse physicochemical parameters. This factor largely determines the technology to be used in their exploitation and the way the geothermal water can be used. This book is focused on the effective use of geothermal water and renewable energy for future needs in order to promote modern, sustainable and effective management of water resources. The research field includes crucial new areas of study: • an improvement in the management of freshwater resources through the use of residual geothermal water; • a review of the technologies available in the field of geothermal water treatment for its (re)use for energetic purposes and freshwater production, and • the development of balneotherapy. The book is aimed at professionals, academics and decision makers worldwide, water sector representatives and administrators, business enterprises specializing in renewable energy management and water treatment, working in

Urban Water Engineering and Management Book

Urban Water Engineering and Management


  • Author : Mohammad Karamouz
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439882511

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Urban Water Engineering and Management Excerpt :

In past decades, urban water management practices focused on optimizing the design and operation of water distribution networks, wastewater collection systems, and water and wastewater treatment plants. However, municipalities are now faced with aging urban water infrastructures whose operation must be improved and expanded to maintain current high