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Monitoring Water Quality: Pollution Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation

Covers in depth the scope of sustainable water problems on a worldwide scale
Provides a rich source of sophisticated methods for analyzing water to assure its safety
Describes the monitoring of contaminants, including pharmaceutical and endocrine disruptors
Helps to quickly identify the sources and fates of contaminants and sources of pollutants and their loading

By: Satinder Ahuja (Editor)

Elsevier

Hardback | Jan 2013 | #206016 | ISBN-13: 9780444593955
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About this book

Water is the second most important essential material for human survival. Even though Earth is compsed largely of water, fresh water comprises only 3 per cent of the total water available to us. Of that. only 0.06 per cent is easily accessible. To ensure sustainability of water that is safe for drinking, fish, wildlife, industry, irrigation, and recreation, it is critical to explore water quality in greater detail. Over the last 10 years, improved laboratory techniques have led to the discovery of microbial and viral contaminants, pharmaceuticals, and endocrine disruptors in our water that were not monited previously.

Monitoring Water Quality: Pollution Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation covers at length the following topics: water quality issue (natural and human-related), monitoring contaminants (including pharmaceutcal and endocrine disruptors) and remediation of water contamination. It deals with water, the second most essential ingredient to sustain our life. It discusses methods for monitoring a variety of water contaminants. It describes various problemens and solutions for sustainability of water quality worldwide.

Monitoring Water Quality: Pollution Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation includes up-to-date information on new chemicals and their enviromental impacts is a paramount in such a changing environment. It covers the continual influx of new pollutants into the environment, as well as new pollutant impacts continually being found from existing chemicals in use. It provides up-to-date information on prevalence, analysis, and treatmen critically needed by scientists and regulators.

"This title offers in-depth coverage of water quality issues, monitoring of contaminants and remediation of water contamination [...] a vital text for students and professionals in environmental science, civil engineering, chemistry; for anyone concerned with issues of water analysis and sustainability assessment."
Water Conditioning & Purification, September 2013

"This book presents 15 contributions (including an overview by the editor) for an audience of scientists, regulators, and, perhaps, students."
Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


Contents

1 Overview of Sustainability of Water Quality
2 Water Quality and Trends in US
3 Rivers in Africa Are in Jeopardy
4 Multiple Water Quality Problems with Septic Systems in Coastal Environment
5 Monitoring Water Contaminants Including Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disruptors
6 Risk Assessment and Remediation
7 Analytical measurements to improve nonpoint pollution assessments in Indiana's Lake Michigan Watershed
8 Real-time and Near Real-time Monitoring Options for Water Quality
9 Removing Chemical  Contaminants Including Pharmaceuticals  from Water Using Radical Reactions
10 Horseradish Peroxidase Mediated Stabilization of 2,4-Diclorophenol in a Model SOM-free Soil
11 Mechanistic Studies on the Interaction  of Cactus Mucilages with Arsenic
12 Arsenic Sorption Dynamics on Composite Iron Matrix for Efficient Arsenic Water Filter Design
13 First Community-based Sustainable Arsenical Removal System in Cambodia
14 Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water and Ion-Exchange Brine Using Polysaccharide-Bridged Iron-based Nanoparticles
15 Transforming Arsenic Crises into an Economic Enterprise
16 Monitoring Water from Source to Tap: The New Paradigm for Insuring Water Security and Quality Evaluation
17 Evaluation of Environmentally Sustainable Strategies to Address Challenges Associated with Water Quality and Shortage


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Biography

Satinder Ahuja obtained his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He serves as adjunct research professor at Pace University and is a consultant to pharmaceutical companies as president of Ahuja Consulting.

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