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Water Quality

An Introduction

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  • The chemistry aspects of water quality are provided in a thorough yet easily understood manner

  • Practical aspects of water quality are emphasized

  • The interactions among geology, climate, water quality and biological effects are emphasized

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Physical Properties of Water

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 1-19
  3. Solar Radiation and Water Temperature

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 21-39
  4. An Overview of Hydrology and Water Supply

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 41-63
  5. Solubility and Chemical Equilibrium

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 65-82
  6. Dissolved Solids

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 83-118
  7. Suspended Solids, Color, Turbidity, and Light

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 119-133
  8. Dissolved Oxygen and Other Gases

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 135-162
  9. Redox Potential

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 163-176
  10. Carbon Dioxide, pH, and Alkalinity

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 177-203
  11. Total Hardness

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 205-214
  12. Acidity

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 215-231
  13. Microorganisms and Water Quality

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 233-267
  14. Nitrogen

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 269-290
  15. Phosphorus

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 291-309
  16. Eutrophication

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 311-322
  17. Sulfur

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 323-333
  18. Micronutrients and Other Trace Elements

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 335-378
  19. Water Quality Protection

    • Claude E. Boyd
    Pages 379-409
  20. Back Matter

    Pages 411-440

About this book

This volume is of great importance to humans and other living organisms. The study of water quality draws information from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, and resource management.

University training in water quality is often limited to specialized courses in engineering, ecology, and fisheries curricula. This book also offers a basic understanding of water quality to professionals who are not formally trained in the subject.

The revised third edition updates and expands the discussion, and incorporates additional figures and illustrative problems. Improvements include a new chapter on basic chemistry, a more comprehensive chapter on hydrology, and an updated chapter on regulations and standards.

Because it employs only first-year college-level chemistry and very basic physics, the book is well-suited as the foundation for a general introductory course in water quality. It is equally useful as a guide for self-study and an in-depth resource for general readers.

Keywords

  • Chemical interactions in water quality
  • Factors controlling water quality
  • Water quality dynamics
  • Water quality-aquatic ecology interactions
  • Water quality-water use relationships
  • marine and freshwater sciences
  • water quality and water pollution
  • water policy

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, USA

    Claude E. Boyd

About the author

Claude E. Boyd

Auburn University

School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science

Auburn, AL

USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Water Quality

  • Book Subtitle: An Introduction

  • Authors: Claude E. Boyd

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23335-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-23334-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-23337-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-23335-8

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XI, 440

  • Number of Illustrations: 109 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Water, Freshwater and Marine Ecology

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-23335-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)