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Handbook of Drinking Water Quality (Second Edition).

John De Zuane (1997)

The first edition of John De Zuane's popular reference book drew widespread praise for its theoretical insight as well as its practical usefulness. In the second edition, De Zuane builds on that legacy with the same practical and conceptual emphases, adding a wealth of new information. The book provides immediate access to the data and guidelines readers need to understand the impact of drinking-water parameters on public health. The information will help them to build and operate water-supply facilities; conduct reliable sampling, monitoring, and analytical evaluation; implement potability standards that cover everything from water sources to treatment facilities to water storage to water taps; and write new standards and expand or modify existing standards as quickly as needed.

In a concise, easy-to-use format, the second edition of the Handbook of Drinking Water Quality describes

* data and guidelines from the World Health Organization and the European Community that have been used to develop drinking-water standards;

* U.S. drinking-water standards--their physical, chemical, microbiological, and radionuclide parameters and monitoring requirements;

* the analytical methods approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the most effective treatment technologies for each contaminant;

* critical concepts of water quality control as applied in water treatment in conventional or chemical treatment plants;

* disinfection and fluoridation requirements; and

* common problems with water distribution systems, including dead ends, sediments, bacterial growth, insufficient pressure, and main breaks.

575 pages, hardcover. Member: $116.50. Nonmember: $135.95. Catalog # 633.
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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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