Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies: Integrated Water Security Series by Chittaranjan RayLow Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies: Integrated Water Security Series by Chittaranjan Ray

Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies: Integrated Water Security Series

byChittaranjan Ray, Ravi JainEditorChittaranjan Ray

Paperback | April 4, 2014

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Natural disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods are occurring with increasing frequency. In emergencies, pure drinking water is quickly the most important item.Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologiesprovides the tips and techniques for supplying potable drinking water at low cost in the direst circumstances.

Succinct and readable, this manual describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water. Several treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed.



  • Covers long-term technologies including sand filtration, packaged filtration units, pressurized filtration systems and natural filtration
  • Addresses short-term strategies such as reverse osmosis-based filtration, cartridge filtration systems, and solar pasteurizations systems
  • Describes disinfection systems, energy-saving applications, cost considerations and HA/DR applications
Ravi Jain is Dean and Professor of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech. He studied public administration and public policy at Harvard,...
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Title:Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies: Integrated Water Security SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0124114652

ISBN - 13:9780124114654

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  1. Ravi Jain is Dean and Professor of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.

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"Succinct and readable, it describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water."