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Water Quality Engineering: Physical / Chemical Treatment Processes

Water Quality Engineering: Physical / Chemical Treatment Processes Lowest new price: $117.56
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Author: Mark M. Benjamin
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Explains the fundamental theory and mathematics of water and wastewater treatment processes

By carefully explaining both the underlying theory and the underlying mathematics, this text enables readers to fully grasp the fundamentals of physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. Throughout the book, the authors use detailed examples to illustrate real-world challenges and their solutions, including step-by-step mathematical calculations. Each chapter ends with a set of problems that enable readers to put their knowledge into practice by developing and analyzing complex processes for the removal of soluble and particulate materials in order to ensure the safety of our water supplies.

Designed to give readers a deep understanding of how water treatment processes actually work, Water Quality Engineering explores:

  • Application of mass balances in continuous flow systems, enabling readers to understand and predict changes in water quality
  • Processes for removing soluble contaminants from water, including treatment of municipal and industrial wastes
  • Processes for removing particulate materials from water
  • Membrane processes to remove both soluble and particulate materials

Following the discussion of mass balances in continuous flow systems in the first part of the book, the authors explain and analyze water treatment processes in subsequent chapters by setting forth the relevant mass balance for the process, reactor geometry, and flow pattern under consideration.

With its many examples and problem sets, Water Quality Engineering is recommended as a textbook for graduate courses in physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. By drawing together the most recent research findings and industry practices, this text is also recommended for professional environmental engineers in search of a contemporary perspective on water and wastewater treatment processes.

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Water Quality: Diffuse Pollution and Watershed Management, 2nd Edition

Water Quality: Diffuse Pollution and Watershed Management, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $178.23
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Author: Vladimir Novotny
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Provides all new material on urban, industrial, and highway pollution, as well as on management and restoration of streams, lakes, and watershed management techniques.
* Includes revised chapters on agricultural diffuse pollution; control of urban, highway, and industrial diffuse pollution; and wetlands considerations.
* All regulatory data is up to date, with new material provided on judicial law based on significant decisions made in recent years.

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Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam Problems

Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE  Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam Problems Lowest new price: $75.00
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Author: R. Wane Schneiter PhD PE

Targeted Training for Solving Civil PE Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam Problems

Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Water Resources and Environmental Depth Exam Problems contains 100 multiple-choice problems that are grouped into nine chapters. Each chapter corresponds to a topic on the Civil PE water resources and environmental depth exam. Problems are representative of the exam’s format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty. Like the PE exam, an average of six minutes is required to solve each problem in this book.  Each problem also includes a hint that provides problem-solving guidance when needed. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions for all problems demonstrate accurate and efficient solving approaches.

Six-Minute Solutions will help you to:
• effectively familiarize yourself with the exam scope
• successfully connect relevant theory to exam-like problems
• quickly identify accurate problem-solving approaches
• actively engage with references you will use on exam day


Topics Covered
• Analysis and Design
• Drinking Water Distribution and Treatment
• Engineering Economics Analysis
• Groundwater and Wells
• Hydraulics—Closed Conduit
• Hydraulics—Open Channel
• Hydrology
• Wastewater Collection and Treatment
• Water Quality

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The Wastewater Operator's Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination

The Wastewater Operator's Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination Lowest new price: $88.99
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Author: Water Environment Federation

The Wastewater Operator's Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination was prepared jointly by the Water Environment Federation, the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), and the Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals (C2EP). It outlines what you can expect from the exam, provides key formulas, and lets you test your skills with sample questions. Updated job tasks and types of knowledge are addressed in four levels of competency. The approximately 200 questions included in this guide have been chosen to sample as many different aspects of a wastewater operator's job responsibilities as possible. Questions in the study guide are intended to provide an example of style and possible topics for certification exam questions. This guide includes C2EP 's education and experience requirements, tips for taking a certification examination, and sample formulas and conversions. Detailed answers to mathematical problems and references are provided

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Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting: System Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting: System Design, Construction, and Maintenance Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: Daniel M Brown

Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting shows how to design, build, and maintain a rainwater system that consistently and reliably provides potable water that is orders of magnitude cleaner than typical public municipal water. The book covers advanced oxidation processes, disinfection, biofilm control, filtration, plumbing, electronic controls, and water testing. Electronic schematics of essential control circuits are provided. Plumbing diagrams for both on-grid and off-grid systems are provided. Proper pump sizing for a given storage capacity is discussed. The book shows how to use a spreadsheet to properly size storage capacity based on actual rainfall data, collection area, and assumed daily usage rate. Mechanical design and fabrication details of key components are provided, such as automatic first flush divert valves, a rainwater pre-filter, disinfectant injection, and a water level sensor. The book contains unique information not found anywhere else, some of which disputes the teachings found in other sources. As one book reviewer put it, “I thought I knew everything there is to know about rainwater harvesting, but this book is lightyears ahead of anything I've seen.” The book is not written by an armchair theoretician, but by an actual practitioner who has successfully maintained a system on his own private residence, as the only source of potable water, for several years. The book also demonstrates how private rainwater harvesting stimulates real water conservation, as opposed to the futile efforts of governments and public utilities.

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Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater Lowest new price: $390.31
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Author: American Public Health Association

Analysts, researchers, and regulators have relied on this peer-reviewed publication since 1905, and it remains a trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analyzing natural waters, water supplies, and wastewaters.

The book contains over 400 laboratory methods for the analysis of: Dissolved Solids,
Metals, Free and Total Chlorine, Odor, Taste, and Flavor Profile Analysis, Disinfection By-products, Radionuclides, Total Organic Carbon
and Total and Fecal Coliform.

The 22nd edition advances the science of water analysis with input and consensus of hundreds of water and wastewater experts from around the world. Laboratories worldwide rely on this comprehensive reference as a trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analysis of water, water supplies, and wastewater. It is the essential resource.

The methods in the 22nd edition (as in previous editions) are believed to be the best available, generally accepted procedures for analyzing water, wastewater, and related materials. They represent the recommendations of specialists, ratified by a large number of analysts and others of more general expertise, and as such are truly consensus standards, offering a valid and recognized basis for control and evaluation.

All methods are dated to identify which ones changed significantly between editions.

New in the 22nd edition
*The Quality Control for Parts 2000 7000 has been expanded and significantly revised to make the methods more suitable for regulatory compliance.
*Twenty-two sections in Part 9000 Microbiological Examination were revised and new procedures added. These include information on viable but nonculturable bacteria, new information on the fluorogenic substrate test for E. coli, and an expansion of the section on identification of iron and sulfur bacteria.
* Flavor Profile Analysis for drinking water was expanded with an extended introduction and new taste-and-odor color wheel.
*The determination of metals using Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) contains updated quality control requirements and added collision cell technology.
*Additional sampling, filtering, and storage requirements were added to UV-Absorbing Organic Constituents.
*New methods have been added for the determination of nitrosamines in drinking water.
*The method for radium was updated.
*The references and bibliography were updated for Part 8000 Toxicity.
*The section on plankton was revised to include more in-depth procedures for collecting and processing samples.
*New figures were added to Identification of Aquatic Organisms.

An Errata was posted December, 2012 on the standard methods.org website.

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Environmental Hydrology, Third Edition

Environmental Hydrology, Third Edition Lowest new price: $89.00
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Author: Andy D. Ward

The late Professor Reds Wolman in his Foreword to the award-winning second edition said, "This is not your ordinary textbook. Environmental Hydrology is indeed a textbook, but five elements often found separately combine here in one text to make it different. It is eclectic, practical, in places a handbook, a guide to fieldwork, engagingly personal and occasionally opinionated. … and, perhaps most engaging to me, in places the authors offer personal views as well as more strongly worded opinions. The former often relate to evaluation of alternative approaches, or formulations, of specific solutions to specific hydrologic problems."

The first and second editions were bestsellers and the third promises to educate people new to the field of hydrology and challenge professionals alike, with insightful solutions to classical problems as well as trendsetting approaches important to the evolving genre. The third edition enhances materials in the second edition and has expanded information on many topics, in particular, evapotranspiration, soil erosion, two-stage ditch design and applications, and stream processes.

What’s New in the Third Edition:

  • Presents new sections on rock structures in streams, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and agricultural practices to reduce nutrient discharges into water resources
  • Enhances the format to aid the reader in finding tables, figures, and equations
  • Contains more than 370 figures, 120 tables, 260 equations, 100 worked examples, 160 problems, and more than 1000 references

Collectively, the authors have more than 130 years of international experience and the addition of John Lyon and Suzette Burckhard as co-authors expands the breadth of knowledge presented in this book. More than 60 scientists and engineers in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States provided assistance to round out the offerings and ensure applicability to hydrology worldwide.

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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World Lowest new price: $14.68
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Author: Judith D. Schwartz
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Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification - many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change.

Water does not perish, nor require millions of years to form as do fossil fuels. However, water is always on the move. In this timely, important book, Judith D. Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking. By allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes. Like the river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows miles further than in living memory. Or the food forest of oranges, pomegranates, and native fruit-bearing plants in Tucson, grown through harvesting urban wastewater. Or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew.

Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.

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Environmental Isotopes in Hydrogeology

Environmental Isotopes in Hydrogeology Lowest new price: $133.04
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Author: Ian D. Clark
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Groundwater is an increasingly important resource to human populations around the world, and the study and protection of groundwater is an essential part of hydrogeology - the subset of hydrology that concentrates on the subsurface. Environmental isotopes, naturally occurring nuclides in water and solutes, have become fundamental tools for tracing the recharge, history, and contamination of groundwater.

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Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.

Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S. Lowest new price: $14.59
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Author: Cynthia Barnett
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"In the days before the Internet, books like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas' River of Grass were groundbreaking calls to action that made citizens and politicians take notice. Mirage is such a book."

—St. Petersburg Times

 

“Never before has the case been more compellingly made that America’s dependence on a free and abundant water supply has become an illusion. Cynthia Barnett does it by telling us the stories of the amazing personalities behind our water wars, the stunning contradictions that allow the wettest state to have the most watered lawns, and the thorough research that makes her conclusions inescapable. Barnett has established herself as one of Florida’s best journalists and Mirage is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the state.”

—Mary Ellen Klas, Capital Bureau Chief, Miami Herald

 

“Mirage is the finest general study to date of the freshwater-supply crisis in Florida. Well-meaning villains abound in Cynthia Barnett’s story, but so too do heroes, such as Arthur R. Marshall Jr., Nathaniel Reed, and Marjorie Harris Carr. The author’s research is as thorough as her prose is graceful. Drinking water is the new oil. Get used to it.”

—Michael Gannon, Distinguished Professor of history, University of Florida, and author of Florida: A Short History

 

“With lively prose and a journalist’s eye for a good story, Cynthia Barnett offers a sobering account of water scarcity problems facing Florida—one of our wettest states—and the rest of the East Coast. Drawing on lessons learned from the American West, Mirage uses the lens of cultural attitudes about water use and misuse to plead for reform. Sure to engage and fascinate as it informs.”

—Robert Glennon, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona, and author of Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters

 

Part investigative journalism, part environmental history, Mirage reveals how the eastern half of the nation—historically so wet that early settlers predicted it would never even need irrigation—has squandered so much of its abundant freshwater that it now faces shortages and conflicts once unique to the arid West.

 

Florida’s parched swamps and supersized residential developments set the stage in the first book to call attention to the steady disappearance of freshwater in the American East, from water-diversion threats in the Great Lakes to tapped-out freshwater aquifers along the Atlantic seaboard.

 

Told through a colorful cast of characters including Walt Disney, Jeb Bush and Texas oilman Boone Pickens, Mirage ferries the reader through the key water-supply issues facing America and the globe: water wars, the politics of development, inequities in the price of water, the bottled-water industry, privatization, and new-water-supply schemes.

 

From its calamitous opening scene of a sinkhole swallowing a house in Florida to its concluding meditation on the relationship between water and the American character, Mirage is a compelling and timely portrait of the use and abuse of freshwater in an era of rapidly vanishing natural resources.

 

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