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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Tihany, Hungary, from 5 to 8 September 2001.
Riverbank filtration is widely used in Europe and to some extent in the United States for the public water supply. It is a cost-effective and realisable treatment technology in which horizontal and vertical wells pump a mixture of ground water and induced surface water from a river. This book describes the biogeochemical issues involved in contaminant removal from surface water and the mechanisms of pathogen removal. Specifically, the following three points are considered:
*The role of hydrogeological and well construction factors in the development of redox zones at bank filtration sites and the resulting impacts on contaminant removal.
*The mechanisms of pathogen removal, including the processes, colloid filtration, die-away, decay, and predation.
*The status of riverbank filtration processes in NATO partner countries.
Effect of Biogeochemical, Hydrogeological and Well Construction Factors on Riverbank Filtrate Quality, C. Ray; Hydrogeological Issues of Riverbank Filtration - A Review, E. Hoehn; Organic Matter as the Driving Force in the Solubilization of Fe and Mn During Riverbank Filtration, A.C.M. Bourg, et al; Virus Removal by Soil Passage at Field Scale and Groundwater Protection, J.F. Schijven; Removal of Cryptosporidium Using Bank Filtration, P. Berger; Elimination of Microcystins by Slow Sand Filtration at the UBA Experimental Field, H. Bartel, G. Gr tzmacher; Experiences on the Fate of Organic Micropollutants During Riverbank Filtration, F. Sacher, H.-J. Brauch; Public Health Aspects of Riverbank Filtration, R.A. Deininger, et al; Groundwater Quality Processes After Bank Infiltration From the Danube at Cunovo, I. Mucha, et al; Use of Bank Filtration in Hungary, Z. Homonnay; Laboratory and Field Studies of Pollutant Removal, F. Laszlo, P. Literathy; Riverbank Filtration in Water Supply in Romania - Old Solutions, New Problems, V. Rojanschi, et al; Conclusions and Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Contaminant Biogeochemistry and Pathogen Removal Efficiency, C. Ray.