Reservoirs pp 72-79 | Cite as

Biochemical Cycles and the Quality of Stored Water

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers


Tap water is not chemically pure hydrogen oxide (H2O): if it were, then the public would, in general, find it unpalatable. It also contains traces of various chemicals, which, occurring naturally in the water, give it what is regarded as an acceptable ‘taste’.


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Suggested Reading

  1. Fair, G. M., Geyer, J. C., and Okun, D. A., Water and Wastewater Engineering, Vol. 2 ( Wiley, New York, 1968 ).Google Scholar
  2. Reid, G. K., and Wood, R. D., Ecology of Inland Waters and Estuaries ( Van Nostrand, New York, 1976 ).Google Scholar
  3. Wetzel, R. G., Limnology ( Saunders, Philadelphia, 1975 ).Google Scholar

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© Brian Henderson-Sellers 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Henderson-Sellers
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalfordUK

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