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Introduction to Environmental Engineering by Alandra Kahl

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Chapter 4

Pollution Control Management

4.1 Water Treatment

Clean aquifers and pristine sources are slowly disappearing from the face of the Earth. Burgeoning human populations demand clean water supplies and are putting an ever greater strain on water resources. Prior to being served to the public, water must achieve standards that make it safe for human use.

There are a variety of processes, depending on the degree of purity and initial water quality, which take place in order to make this happen. A typical water treatment process is designed to remove odor, color, and turbidity as well as reduce or eliminate bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Small communities and developing countries rely on slow sand filters to accomplish these tasks. A ...

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