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The Drinking Water Handbook.



Frank Spellman and Joanne Drinan (2000)

This handbook provides a systematic explanation of the many processes employed to make water safe to drink. It clarifies the laws that set the standards for quality and investigates the physical, chemical, and microbiological parameters that must be modified to produce potable potable /pot·a·ble/ (po´tah-b'l) fit to drink.

po·ta·ble
adj.
Fit to drink; drinkable.



potable

fit to drink.
 and good-tasting water. Careful attention is paid to present emerging technologies that result in high-quality drinking water drinking water

supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g.
: purification, filtration, disinfection disinfection,
n the process of destroying pathogenic organisms or rendering them inert.

disinfection, full oral cavity,
n a procedure used to reduce active periodontal disease, usually completed within a certain short time frame.
, distribution, and more. The book discusses the relation of water reuse to the hydrologic cycle and what is being done to mitigate growing concerns about disinfection by-products. The Drinking Water Handbook will be of interest to water/wastewater plant managers, water/wastewater plant engineers, and safety and chlorination chlorination Public health Addition of chlorinated compounds to drinking water as disinfectants. Cf Ozonation.  specialists.

260 pages, softcover. Member: $68.50. Nonmember: $79.95. Catalog # 968.
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Title Annotation:Library Corner
Publication:Journal of Environmental Health
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 2003
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