Water Treatment Technologies for the Removal of High-Toxicity Pollutants

  • Miroslava Václavíková
  • Ksenija Vitale
  • Georgios P. Gallios
  • Lucia Ivaničová

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. N. J. Holcer, K. Vitale, A. S. Marić, V. Brumen, J. Mustajbegović, D. Andabaka
    Pages 29-39
  3. L. Sokolova Djokic, R. Pantovic, N. Stavretovic, R. Igic
    Pages 41-50
  4. M. Václavíková, K. Stefusova, L. Ivaničová, S. Jakabsky, G. P. Gallios
    Pages 51-59
  5. A. Martins, T. M. Mata, G. P. Gallios, M. Václavíková, K. Stefusova
    Pages 61-84
  6. E. A. Deliyanni, E. N. Peleka, K. A. Matis
    Pages 85-93
  7. L. Sipos, M. Markić, T. Ignjatić Zokić, M. Župan, T. Štembal
    Pages 95-105
  8. A. Criscuoli, A. Galizia, E. Drioli
    Pages 107-118
  9. M. Ujević, C. Casiot, Ž. Duić, V. Santo, Ž. Dadić, L. Sipos
    Pages 135-147
  10. S. Tepavitcharova, D. Rabadjieva, T. Todorov, M. Dassenakis, V. Paraskevopoulou
    Pages 161-168
  11. G. P. Gallios, I. Voinovschi, A. Voulgaropoulos
    Pages 169-176
  12. G. G. Kagramanov, E. N. Farnosova, G. I. Kandelaki
    Pages 177-182
  13. P. Lievens, C. Block, G. Cornelis, C. Vandecasteele, J. -C. De Voogd, A. Van Brecht
    Pages 193-202

About these proceedings

Introduction

Water is essential for life, a strategic resource for every country and population. Its availability and sanitary safety is highly connected with the health and economy status of population. Burden of disease due to polluted water is a major public health problem throughout the world. Many pollutants in water streams have been identified as toxic and harmful to the environment and human health, and among them arsenic, mercury and cadmium are considered as high priority ones. Providing population with safe drinking water became the priority and at the same time a big challenge for the modern society. Many funding agencies in various countries have assigned a high priority to the envir- mental security and pollution prevention. UN, being one of them, launched the “International Decade for Action: Water for life 2005–2015. ” Therefore, today’s political and social climate presents an important opportunity to implement principles of sustainable development and to preserve resources essential for future life. This process requires interdisciplinary approach; it is critically important to stimulate interactions between medical doctors, chemists, physicist, materials scientists, engineers and policy makers, which are already experienced in their specific areas. It is also our ethical obligation to preserve existing water resources and existing eco systems enhancing their biodiversity. The NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Water Treatment Te- nologies for the Removal of High-Toxicity Pollutants” took place on September 13–17, 2008 in Košice, Slovak Republic.

Keywords

Environmental NATO PEACE Science Security Sub-Series C bacteria environmental technology high-toxity pollutants morphology toxicity water treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Miroslava Václavíková
    • 1
  • Ksenija Vitale
    • 2
  • Georgios P. Gallios
    • 3
  • Lucia Ivaničová
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeotechnicsSlovak Academy of SciencesKosiceSlovakia
  2. 2.School of Public Health “A. Stampar” Medical SchoolUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.School of Chemistry, Chemical Technology DivisionAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3497-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3495-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3497-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
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