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Water Purification and Management

  • José Coca-Prados
  • Gemma Gutiérrez-Cervelló

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. JOSÉ COCA, GEMMA GUTIÉRREZ, JOSÉM BENITO
    Pages 1-55
  3. DJAMAL-EDDINE AKRETCHE
    Pages 1-23
  4. SVETLOZAR VELIZAROV, MARIA A REIS, JOÃO G CRESPO
    Pages 1-27
  5. JURGIS K STANIŠKIS
    Pages 1-33
  6. MIGUEL A. SUÁREZ, JOSÉ COCA
    Pages 1-18
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-228

About these proceedings

Introduction

One of the major challenges for many Mediterranean and other countries is finding viable solutions to tackle water shortage. Some of the major water quality constraints derive from the high salinity of groundwater and from pollution sources such as: untreated domestic sewage, fertilizers and pesticides from irrigation drainage, industrial effluents, and solid waste disposal. Wastewater treatment processes involving physico-chemical and biological treatment, chemical oxidation, membrane technologies, along with methods of solids concentration and disposal are of special relevance in dealing with these problems. This volume contains selected lectures presented at the NATO ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE held in Oviedo (November 15-21, 2009) and sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. They cover a variety of topics from wastewater treatment methods to cleaner production strategies, as a careful management of water resources is the basis for sustainable development and to avoid potential security threats. The reader will benefit from a general view of some of the operations involved in wastewater treatment and solid concentration and disposal methods. A proper water reuse and recycling, together with efficient solid disposal, would contribute to a better use of the resources and a sustainable economic growth, particularly in many arid lands of the world.

Keywords

Environmental NATO PEACE Science Security Sub-Series C

Editors and affiliations

  • José Coca-Prados
    • 1
  • Gemma Gutiérrez-Cervelló
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain
  2. 2., Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9775-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9774-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9775-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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