Exponential growth in population and improved standards of living demand increasing amount of freshwater and are putting serious strain on the quantity of naturally available freshwater worldwide.

Water Management: Social and Technological Perspectives discusses developments in energy-efficient water production, management, wastewater treatment, and social and political aspects related to water management and re-use of treated water. It features a scientific and technological perspective to meeting current and future needs, discussing such technologies as membrane separation using reverse osmosis, the use of nanoparticles for adsorption of impurities from wastewater, and the use of thermal methods for desalination. The book also discusses increasing the efficiency of water usage in industrial, agricultural, and domestic applications to ensure a sustainable system of water production, usage, and recycling. With 30 chapters authored by internationally renowned experts, this work offers readers a comprehensive view of both social and technological outlooks to help solve this global issue.

section Section I|33 pages

Social Perspective

chapter 1|7 pages

Water Security and the Rise of Sectarian Conflict in Yemen

ByAfshin Shahi, Maya Vachkova

chapter 2|10 pages

Water Diplomacy

Solving the Equations of Conflict, Economic Growth, Social Well-Being and Ecosystem Demand
ByMaruf Oladotun Orewole

chapter 3|13 pages

Achieving Effective Water Management and Access within Africa’s Socio-Political and Cultural Complexities

Issues and Policy Directions/Options
ByOlawale R. Olaopa

section Section II|100 pages

Freshwater by Desalination

chapter 4|20 pages

The Capability of Forward Osmosis in Irrigation Water Supply

ByAlireza Abbassi Monjezi, Maryam Aryafar, Alasdair N. Campbell, Franjo Cecelja, Adel O. Sharif

chapter 6|15 pages

Effect of the Draw Solution on the Efficiency of Two-Stage FO-RO/BWRO for Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination

ByAli Altaee, Adnan Alhathal Alanezi, Radhi Alazmi, Alaa H. Hawari, Claudio Mascialino

chapter 7|14 pages

Freshwater Production Using Multiple-Effect Evaporator

ByPrashant Sharan, Santanu Bandyopadhyay

chapter 8|32 pages

Freshwater Production by the Multistage Flash (MSF) Desalination Process

ByIqbal M. Mujtaba, Salih Alsadaie

section Section III|93 pages

Wastewater Treatment

chapter 9|31 pages

Modeling of Pore-Blocking Behaviors of Low-Pressure Membranes during Constant-Pressure Filtration of an Agro-Industrial Wastewater

ByMutiu Kolade Amosa, Mohammed Saedi Jami, Ma’an Fahmi Alkhatib, Thokozani Majozi, Adewale George Adeniyi, Fatai Alade Aderibigbe, Sulyman Age Abdulkareem

chapter 11|37 pages

The Removal of Phenol and Phenolic Compounds from Wastewater Using Reverse Osmosis

Process Modelling, Simulation, and Optimisation
ByMudhar A. Al-Obaidi, Chakib Kara-Zaïtri, Iqbal M. Mujtaba

section Section IV|74 pages

Wastewater Treatment

chapter 12|32 pages

Industrial Three-Phase Oxidation Reactor for Wastewater Treatment

ByAysar T. Jarullah, Saba A. Gheni, Awad E. Mohammed, Iqbal M. Mujtaba

chapter 13|11 pages

Electrolytic Treatment of Wastewater for Reuse Purposes

Case Study of the New Damietta Harbor Plants
ByMahmoud Dahroug

chapter 14|12 pages

Inactivation of Waterborne Pathogens in Municipal Wastewater Using Ozone

ByAchisa C. Mecha, Maurice S. Onyango, Aoyi Ochieng, Maggy N.B. Momba

chapter 15|16 pages

Photocatalytic Oxidation of Non-Acid Oxygenated Hydrocarbons

Application in GTL Process Water Treatment
ByRenju Zacharia, Muftah H. El-Naas, Mohammed J. Al-Marri

section Section V|63 pages

Wastewater Treatment

chapter 16|15 pages

Biosorption of Methylene Blue Dye Using Anise Tea Residue *

ByKhaled M. Hassan, Mamdouh A. Gadalla, Tamer T. El-Idreesy

chapter 18|23 pages

Low-Cost Adsorbent for Ammonia Nitrogen Removal

A Review
ByA. Y. Zahrim, L. N. S. Ricky, Y. Lija, I. Azreen

section Section VI|58 pages

Wastewater Treatment

chapter 19|11 pages

Application of Natural Zeolite in Textile Wastewater Treatment

Integrated Photodegradation and Anaerobic Digestion System
BySeth Apollo, Benton Otieno, Aoyi Ochieng

chapter 20|21 pages

Mathematical Process Modeling and Biokinetics of Activated Sludge Processes

ByIbrahim Hassan Mustafa, Asmaa Abdallah Awad, Hamad Al-Turaif

chapter 22|10 pages

Anaerobic Degradation of Lipid-Rich Wastewater

ByAhmed Tawfik, Mohamed Elsamadony

section Section VII|48 pages

Water Networks

chapter 24|14 pages

Total Site Water Integration Considering Multiple Water Reuse Headers

ByAhmad Fikri Ahmad Fadzil, Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, Zainuddin Abdul Manan, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš

chapter 25|16 pages

Exploring Water Reuse Opportunities in a Large-Scale Milk Processing Plant through Process Integration

ByEsther Buabeng-Baidoo, Nielsen Mafukidze, Sarojini Tiwari, Akash Kumar, Babji Srinivasan, Thokozani Majozi, Rajagopalan Srinivasan

section Section VIII|37 pages

Water Management

chapter 26|5 pages

A Case of Wastewater Management Modeling in the Southern Singapore Sea

Application for Coral Reef Protection
ByJaan H. Pu, Yakun Guo, Md. Arafatur Rahman, Prashanth Reddy Hanmaiahgari

chapter 27|11 pages

Catchments as Asset Systems

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Integrated Water Resources Management
ByChrysoula Papacharalampou, Marcelle McManus, Linda B. Newnes, Dan Green

chapter 28|17 pages

Water Efficiency Lapses and Sustainable Solutions

Educational Buildings in Johannesburg, South Africa
ByAghaegbuna O. U. Ozumba

section Section IX|54 pages

Water-Energy Nexus

chapter 29|23 pages

Simultaneous Optimization of Water and Energy in Integrated Water and Membrane Networks

A Case for Water Energy Nexus
ByEsther Buabeng-Baidoo, Thokozani Majozi

chapter 30|28 pages

Interaction of Energy Consumption, Energy Quality, and Freshwater Production in the Multiple Effect Desalination Process

ByGiacomo Filippini, Flavio Manenti, Iqbal M. Mujtaba