Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques

Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques

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Features

  • Addresses the need for safe and economic methods for water disinfection, a critical topic worldwide as 80 percent of the health problems are reportedly caused by contaminated water
  • Summarizes both existing and emerging microbial, biochemical, and engineering water disinfection techniques
  • Introduces cavitation as a method for water disinfection, having high potential for implementation in urban and rural areas globally
  • Uses a quantitative approach making it useful for devising lab experiments with actual experimental work reported

Summary

Water is our natural heritage, our miracle of life. However, our increasingly technological society has become indifferent to water. Far from being pure, modern drinking water around the world contains many undesirable chemical and bacterial contaminants. The existing techniques employed for the disinfection of water are either energy-intensive or have by-products harmful to human health. Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques reviews these processes and explores novel technologies for water disinfection synergistic with existing techniques.

The book covers a wide audience and gives a comprehensive review of various physical, chemical, and hybrid techniques commonly used for the disinfection of water as well as newer emerging technologies in terms of their mode of action, scale of operation, efficacy, merits, and demerits. It broadly addresses the issues related to water disinfection in three sections:

  • Disinfection techniques—chemical, physical, and hybrid (combination)—and their likely scale of operation efficacy
  • Disinfection by-product as a function of water source and the type of treatment
  • Emerging and novel techniques, including new work on cavitation, an economical, energy-efficient, and simple alternative to the conventional methods of disinfection

Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques effectively combines the chemical, physical, biological, and engineering principles of water disinfection in one text. Discussing both conventional and novel techniques used for disinfection and the economics involved, the book gives a comprehensive review of various physical, chemical, and hybrid techniques used for disinfection to create potable water.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Current Scenario
The Aquatic Environment
Health Aspects
History of Disinfection
General Aspects of Disinfection
Water Disinfection Methods
Assessment of Disinfection
Quantitative Measurement of Bacterial Growth
History of Water Regulations
Microbiological Standards

Chemical Disinfection
Introduction
Theory of Chemical Disinfection
Chlorination
Other Chemical Methods
Chemical Disinfection Treatments Requiring Electricity
Coagulation/Flocculation Agents as Pretreatment
Disinfection By-Products (DBPs)
Conclusion

Physical Disinfection
Introduction
Ultraviolet Radiation
Solar Disinfection
Heat Treatment
Filtration Methods
Distillation
Electrochemical Oxidation
Water Disinfection by Microwave Heating
Conclusion

Hybrid Techniques
Introduction Hybrid Disinfection Techniques
DBP Formation with Various Primary and Secondary Disinfectant Combinations
Conclusion

Cavitation-Based Disinfection Techniques
Introduction
What Is Cavitation?
Water Disinfection by Cavitation
Current Status and Path Ahead

Novel Disinfection Methods
Introduction
New Generation Techniques for Water Disinfection

Summary
Global Water Challenges
Current Activities to Solve Water-Related Issues
World Water Markets

Problems

Editorial Reviews

"This book summarizes a lot of information that is difficult to currently find in a well synthesized format. In particular, the vast array of novel disinfection technologies presented … emphasizes how much work has been done in this field. This book will help to successfully introduce novel disinfection methods in urban and industrial water treatment processes. … many of the methods and descriptions in this book are directly relevant for wastewater disinfection applications as well. This makes the book likely appealing to a broad audience of technologists and scientists in the water industry."
—Professor Jurg Keller & Dr. Maria José Farré, Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


"… provides a deep overview on water disinfection methods spanning from consolidated technologies towards promising upcoming methodologies. All in an open-learning approach."
—Maria Concetta Bruzzoniti, University of Torino, Italy

"… a comprehensive summary of current disinfection techniques, which may enhance our knowledge on the disinfection options in various conditions, and enable fully utilization of the advantages and avoidance of the disadvantages of these methods."
—Baiyang Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology, China