Potable Water

Emerging Global Problems and Solutions

  • Tamim Younos
  • Caitlin A. Grady

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Caitlin A. Grady, Shih-Chi Weng, Ernest R. Blatchley III
    Pages 37-59
  3. Heather E. Gall, Odette Mina
    Pages 61-93
  4. Sarah Lawson, Qi Zhang, Mimansha Joshi, Tzu-Han Pai
    Pages 125-151
  5. Gayathri Ram Mohan, Thomas F. Speth, Daniel Murray, Jay L. Garland
    Pages 153-179
  6. Magdy M. Abou Rayan, Berge Djebedjian
    Pages 181-211
  7. Tamim Younos
    Pages 213-227
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book


This volume presents a unique and comprehensive glimpse of current and emerging issues of concern related to potable water. The themes discussed include: (1) historical perspective of the evolution of drinking water science and technology and drinking water standards and regulations; (2) emerging contaminants, water distribution problems and energy demand for water treatment and transportation; and (3) using alternative water sources and methods of water treatment and distribution that could resolve current and emerging global potable problems. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for researchers and environmental engineering students interested in global potable water sustainability and a guide to experts affiliated with international agencies working toward providing safe water to global communities.


Bottled water Desalination technologies Drinking water Drinking water distribution Potable water Potable water quality standards Potable water supplies Solar desalination Sustainable water reuse Water contamination

Editors and affiliations

  • Tamim Younos
    • 1
  • Caitlin A. Grady
    • 2
  1. 1.The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resources Sustainability StudiesBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityLafayetteUSA

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