Water Treatment: Theory and Practice
The primary responsibility of a water quality engineer is to supply potable and palatable drinking water to a community. This text will cove the gamut of operations that are required to convert a raw water source – whether surface water or groundwater – to a quality that conforms to all federal, state, and local environmental standards for drinking water. This text will include basic chemistry principles that are indispensable to a fundamental understanding of water treatment operations.
The goal is to enable an upper class or graduate level college student to quickly find all the information, without the need for multiple sources, required to clearly understand concepts that are integral to water treatment. Water Treatment: Theory and Practice will contain numerous solved examples to facilitate a step-by-step approach to any water treatment process. While detailed cost estimation of a water treatment plant is beyond the scope of this text, the reader will be exposed to economic limitations that a society imposes, and will obtain a general idea of the range of drinking water supply costs that are prevalent today. The book will also address some challenges being faced by water quality engineers in terms of sludge disposal, water reuse and emerging contaminants that are being detected in many raw water sources.
It is the intent of this volume to encourage the reader to think beyond a series of treatment operations to a holistic understanding of water balance, demand and supply, and sustainability.
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