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Potable Water

Emerging Global Problems and Solutions

  • A comprehensive review

  • Written by experts

  • Richly illustrated

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 30)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Global Potable Water: Current Status, Critical Problems, and Future Perspectives

    • Caitlin A. Grady, Shih-Chi Weng, Ernest R. Blatchley III
    Pages 37-59
  3. Coping with Emerging Contaminants in Potable Water Sources

    • Heather E. Gall, Odette Mina
    Pages 61-93
  4. The Effects of Water–Energy Nexus on Potable Water Supplies

    • Sarah Lawson, Qi Zhang, Mimansha Joshi, Tzu-Han Pai
    Pages 125-151
  5. Municipal Wastewater: A Rediscovered Resource for Sustainable Water Reuse

    • Gayathri Ram Mohan, Thomas F. Speth, Daniel Murray, Jay L. Garland
    Pages 153-179
  6. Advances in Desalination Technologies: Solar Desalination

    • Magdy M. Abou Rayan, Berge Djebedjian
    Pages 181-211
  7. Bottled Water: Global Impacts and Potential

    • Tamim Younos
    Pages 213-227
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 229-233

About this book

This volume presents a unique and comprehensive glimpse of current and emerging issues of concern related to potable water. The themes discussed include: (1) historical perspective of the evolution of drinking water science and technology and drinking water standards and regulations; (2) emerging contaminants, water distribution problems and energy demand for water treatment and transportation; and (3) using alternative water sources and methods of water treatment and distribution that could resolve current and emerging global potable problems. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for researchers and environmental engineering students interested in global potable water sustainability and a guide to experts affiliated with international agencies working toward providing safe water to global communities.

Keywords

  • Bottled water
  • Desalination technologies
  • Drinking water
  • Drinking water distribution
  • Potable water
  • Potable water quality standards
  • Potable water supplies
  • Solar desalination
  • Sustainable water reuse
  • Water contamination
  • water quality and water pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resources Sustainability Studies, Blacksburg, USA

    Tamim Younos

  • Purdue University, Lafayette, USA

    Caitlin A. Grady

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-06563-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)