Jun 10, 2011

Research and Markets Offers Handbook of Water Purity and Quality

Report covers topics of microbial and chemical contamination

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new report "Handbook of Water Purity and Quality" to its offering.

This work provides those involved in water purification research and administration with a comprehensive resource of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from contaminants, both natural and human-caused. The book first provides an overview of major water-related issues in developing and developed countries, followed by a review of issues of sampling for water analysis, regulatory considerations and forensics in water quality and purity investigations. The subsequent chapters cover microbial as well chemical contaminations from inorganic compounds, radionuclides, volatile and semivolatile compounds, disinfectants, herbicides and pharmaceuticals including endocrine disruptors as well as potential terrorist-related contamination. The last chapter describes the Grainger prize-winning filter that can remove arsenic from water sources and sufficiently protect the health of a large number of people.

The handbook covers the scope of water contamination problems on a worldwide scale, provides a rich source of methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from natural and deliberate contaminants and describes a filter that won the million-dollar Grainger prize.

Key topics covered include:

• Arsenic contamination;
• Water quality issues in eastern Africa;
• Effect of human development on water quality;
• Forensic water quality investigations;
• Regulatory considerations;
• Microbiological threats;
• Monitoring inorganic compounds;
• Radionuclides;
• Volatile and semivolatile contaminants;
• Monitoring disinfectants;
• Herbicides and their degradation products;
• Pharmaceutical residues in sewage effluents; and
• Terrorist-related contamination.