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Water Treatment Technologies for the Removal of High-Toxity Pollutants

Miroslava Václavíková

Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2009, 2009
ISBN 10: 9048134951 / ISBN 13: 9789048134953
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Title: Water Treatment Technologies for the Removal...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2009

Publication Date: 2009

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Neuware - Water is essential for life, a strategic resource for every country and population. Its availability and sanitary safety is highly connected with the health and economy status of population. Burden of disease due to polluted water is a major public health problem throughout the world. Many pollutants in water streams have been identified as toxic and harmful to the environment and human health, and among them arsenic, mercury and cadmium are considered as high priority ones. Providing population with safe drinking water became the priority and at the same time a big challenge for the modern society. Many funding agencies in various countries have assigned a high priority to the envir- mental security and pollution prevention. UN, being one of them, launched the 'International Decade for Action: Water for life 2005-2015. ' Therefore, today's political and social climate presents an important opportunity to implement principles of sustainable development and to preserve resources essential for future life. This process requires interdisciplinary approach; it is critically important to stimulate interactions between medical doctors, chemists, physicist, materials scientists, engineers and policy makers, which are already experienced in their specific areas. It is also our ethical obligation to preserve existing water resources and existing eco systems enhancing their biodiversity. The NATO Advanced Research Workshop 'Water Treatment Te- nologies for the Removal of High-Toxicity Pollutants' took place on September 13-17, 2008 in Kosice, Slovak Republic. 318 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9789048134953

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Synopsis: This book is the outcome of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Water Treatment Technologies for the Removal of High-Toxicity Pollutants" which was held on 13-16th September 2008 in Kosice, Slovakia. It contains a variety of invited contributions by highly experienced educators and scientists, and is structured to cover important aspects of the field of water treatment from fundamental principles to modelling and policy making. Special attention is given to high toxicity pollutants and among them arsenic which is considered as a high priority one. Methods for treatment are discussed including sorption on nanomaterials. The solution chemistry, toxicity and health effects are also discussed quite extensively. Sociological, ecological and economic aspects needed to develop an integrated approach to solution of water treatment problems are discussed. High toxicity pollutants are a major concern in environmental security and the information in the book covers this area effectively. The book is a valuable resource of information to everyone dealing with related aspects.

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