Water Quality: An Introduction by Claude E. BoydWater Quality: An Introduction by Claude E. Boyd

Water Quality: An Introduction

byClaude E. Boyd

Hardcover | July 23, 2015

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The revised second edition updates and expands the discussion, and incorporates additional figures and illustrative problems. Improvements include a new chapter on basic chemistry, a more comprehensive chapter on hydrology, and an updated chapter on regulations and standards.

This book presents the basic aspects of water quality, emphasizing physical, chemical, and biological factors. The study of water quality draws information from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, and resource management.

University training in water quality is often limited to specialized courses in engineering, ecology, and fisheries curricula. This book also offers a basic understanding of water quality to professionals who are not formally trained in the subject.

Because it employs only first-year college-level chemistry and very basic physics, the book is well-suited as the foundation for a general introductory course in water quality. It is equally useful as a guide for self-study and an in-depth resource for general readers.

Claude E. BoydAuburn UniversitySchool of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic ScienceAuburn, ALUSA
Title:Water Quality: An IntroductionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:357 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:July 23, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319174452

ISBN - 13:9783319174457

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1.Physical Properties of Water.- 2.An Overview of Hydrology and Water Supply.- 3.Review of Basic Chemistry, Solubility, and Chemical Equilibrium.- 4.Dissolved Solids.- 5.Particulate Matter, Color, Turbidity, and Light.- 6.Dissolved Oxygen and Other Gases.- 7.Redox Potential.- 8.pH, Carbon Dioxide, and Alkalinity.- 9.Total Hardness.- 10.Microorganisms and Water Quality.- 11.Nitrogen.- 12.Phosphorus.- 13.Sulfur.- 14.Micronutrients and Other Trace Elements.- 15.Water Pollution.- 16.Water Quality Regulations.