Drinking Water Safety: Basic Principles and Applications, examines the technical and scientific, as well as regulatory, ethical, and emerging issues of pollution prevention, sustainability, and optimization for the production and management of safe drinking water to cope with environmental pollution, population growth, increasing demand, terrorist threats, and climate change pressures. It presents a summary of conventional water and wastewater treatment technologies, in addition to the latest processes.

Features include:

 Provides a summary of current and future of global water resources and availability.

 Summarizes key U.S. regulatory programs designed to ensure protection of water quality and safe drinking water supplies, with details on modern approaches for water utility resilience.

 Examines the latest water treatment technologies and processes, including separate chapters on evaporation, crystallization, nanotechnology, membrane-based processes, and innovative desalination approaches.

 Reviews the specialized literature on pollution prevention, sustainability, and the role of optimization in water treatment and related areas, as well as references for further reading.

 Provides illustrative examples and case studies that complement the text throughout, as well as an appendix with sections on units and conversion constants.

section I|126 pages


chapter 1|20 pages

Glossary of Terms

chapter 2|16 pages

Historical Perspective

chapter 3|16 pages

Water Properties

chapter 4|11 pages

Water Chemistry

chapter 5|18 pages

Environmental Regulatory Framework

chapter 6|11 pages

The Clean Water Act

chapter 7|11 pages

The Safe Drinking Water Act

chapter 8|18 pages

Water Monitoring and Analysis

section II|35 pages

Water Resources

chapter 9|17 pages

Water Resources of the United States

chapter 10|15 pages

Global Water Resources

section III|125 pages

Water Treatment Technologies

chapter 11|23 pages

Drinking Water Treatment

chapter 12|21 pages

Municipal Wastewater Treatment

chapter 13|21 pages

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

chapter 14|10 pages


chapter 15|16 pages

Membrane Separation Processes

chapter 16|17 pages


chapter 17|11 pages


section IV|126 pages

The Future

chapter 18|19 pages

New Options for Water Desalination

chapter 19|23 pages

Terrorism Considerations

chapter 20|21 pages

The Pollution Prevention Approach

chapter 21|12 pages


chapter 22|20 pages

The Role of Optimization

chapter 23|12 pages

Ethical Considerations

chapter 24|8 pages

Future U.S. Water Security