Water Technology, Third Edition

Water Technology, Third Edition

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Water has become one of the most important issues of our time. Career prospects for those working in water and wastewater engineering are expanding, with over 90,000 workers in the water environment industry, and technological developments are rapidly advancing our understanding in this area. This accessible student textbook introduces the reader to the key concepts of water technology by explaining the fundamentals of hydrobiology, aquatic ecosystems, water treatment and supply and wastewater treatment. The Water Framework Directive is the driving force in European water management and protection, and Nick Gray uses this as the unifying theme in this new edition. This text provides a complete introduction to all aspects of managing the hydrological cycle and is ideal for those interested in a career in the water industry. For Masters students in environmental science, engineering and construction courses and those taking the CIWEM diploma, Water Technology is an essential resource they will find useful in their professional careers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 746 pages
  • 186 x 244 x 34mm | 1,460.56g
  • Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 185617705X
  • 9781856177054
  • 245,193

Table of contents

Basic Considerations in Hydrobiology

Water Resources and Demand

Factors Determining the Distribution of Animals and Plants in Freshwaters

Basic Aquatic Ecosystems

Micro-organisms and Pollution Control

Water Pollution

Water Basin Management

Water Quality and Regulation

Water Quality Assessment

Water Treatment and Distribution

Drinking Water Contamination

Pathogens and Their Removal; Nature of Wastewater

Introduction to Wastewater Treatment

Biological Aspects of Secondary Sewage Treatment

Fixed-film Systems

Activated Sludge

Other Biological Treatment Systems

Anaerobic Treatment

Physio-chemical Treatment Processes

Sludge Treatment and Disposal; Household and Small-scale Treatment Systems

Sustainability Principles in Water Management
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About Nick Gray

Nick Gray is a Professor of Environmental Sciences within the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. He also leads the Water Technology Research Group. He has been working in the field of environmental science for over 30 years, specialising in wastewater treatment, technology and practice and publishing numerous papers.
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