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Riverbank Filtration for Water Security in Desert Countries

by Shamrukh, Mohamed.
Authors: SpringerLink (Online service) Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 1874-6519 Physical details: X, 300p. online resource. ISBN: 9400700261 Subject(s): Geography. | Geochemistry. | Hydraulic engineering. | Geology. | Earth Sciences. | Hydrogeology. | Water Industry/Water Technologies. | Geomorphology. | Geochemistry. | Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences.
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Preface.´- Riverbank Filtration Concepts and Applicability to Desert Environments -- Water Pollution and Riverbank Filtration for Water Supply Along River Nile, Egypt -- A Combined RBF and ASR System for Providing Drinking Water in Water Scarce Areas.-Behavior of Dissolved Organic Carbon During Bank Filtration Under Extreme Climate Conditions -- Risk Assessment for Chemical Spills in the River Rhine -- Fluorescent Microspheres as Suprogates in Evaluating the Efficacy of Riverbank Filtration for Removing Cryptosporidium parvam Oocysts and Other Pathogens -- Hydrogeochemical Processes During Riverbank Filtration and Artificial Recharge of Polluted Surface Waters: Zonation, Identification, and Quantification -- Potential of Riverbank Filtration to Remove Explosive Chemicals -- Framework for Assessment of Organic Micropollutant Removals During Management Aquifer Recharge and Recovery -- Dissolved Organic Carbon as an Indicator Parameter for Groundwater Flow and Transport -- Planning, Design and Operations of Collector 6, Sonoma County Water Agency -- Evaluation of Bank Filtration for Drinking Water Supply in Patna by the Ganga River, India -- Minimizing Security Risks Beyond the Fence-Line: Design Features of a Tunnel-Connected Riverbank Filtration System -- Removal of Iron and Manganese within the Aquifer Using Enhanced Riverbank Filtration Technique under Arid Conditions -- Riverbank Filtration as an Alternative Treatment Technology: AbuTieg Case Study, Egypt -- Quality of River Bank Filtrated Water on the Base of Poznań City (Poland) Waterworks Experiences -- Riverbank Filtration as an Alternative to Surface Water Abstraction for Safe Drinking Water Supply to the City of Khabarovsk, Russia -- Index.

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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