Riverbank Filtration for Water Security in Desert Countries

Springer
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Riverbank filtration is a low cost, yet efficient water treatment technology. It has most potential to provide safe drinking water to large cities located along rivers or lakes. In particular, it is ideal for large population centres in developing countries, where the cost of building extensive treatment facilities is prohibitive. Water filtration can be successfully implemented using naturally occurring sand and gravel along the river/lake banks. The cost of water produced by this means is much lower than that of water treated in conventional treatment plants. Authored by a multi-disciplinary team of experts, this volume addresses the scientific basis of the filtration process, and also numerous topics of importance for the planning, technical realization, and security of such plants. Their application for the removal of relevant chemical pollutants and a variety of pathogens is analysed in detail.
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Dec 14, 2010
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9789400700260
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Earth Sciences / General
Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
Science / Earth Sciences / Hydrology
Technology & Engineering / Environmental / Water Supply
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