BBISS Director, Prof. John Crittenden, along with several co-authors, has recently revised and updated the classic text, Water Treatment: Principles and Desgin, Third Edition. Contaminated water is the single most common cause of death and disease globally. This newest edition incorporates the latest in water treatment theory and practice for system design. Recent concerns with pharmacological agents and personal care products in our water supplies are addressed as well as new and ongoing regulatory and environmental issues.
The provision of clean drinking water is of primary concern to those working to bring about a sustainable world. Fresh water supplies are shrinking at the same time as human populations are growing. The percentage of people who live in urban settings has recently surpassed the 50% mark at about the same time as the total human population has reached 7 billion. By 2030 an estimated 5 billion of the potential 8.5 billion people will live in cities. Municipal scale water treatment facilities will clearly play a significant role in supporting our growing cities and population. The next generation of scientists and engineers will design such systems. This book has been providing a strong foundation in the science, technologies and techniques of designing and operating water treatment systems since the first edition was published in 1984.