Riverbank Filtration: Understanding Contaminant Biogeochemistry and Pathogen Removal

  • Chittaranjan Ray

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alain C. M. Bourg, Monika A. M. Kedziorek, Dominique Darmendrail
    Pages 43-54
  3. Rolf A. Deininger, Jiyoung Lee, Arvil Ancheta, Chak Somana
    Pages 153-176
  4. Igor Mucha, Dalibor Rodák, Zoltán Hlavatý, L’Ubomír Banský
    Pages 177-219
  5. Zsuzsa Homonnay
    Pages 221-228
  6. F. Laszlo, P. Literathy
    Pages 229-233
  7. Vladimir Rojanschi, Luminita Mlenajek, Mariana Stanciulescu
    Pages 235-245
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-253

About this book


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.


Danube Filtration Geochemistry Infiltration Pathogen Water supply groundwater

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan Ray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Research CenterUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0955-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0479-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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