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The book provides an overview of major water-related issues in developing and developed countries, followed by a review of issues of sampling for water analysis, regulatory considerations and forensics in water quality and purity investigations. The subsequent chapters cover microbial as well chemical contaminations from inorganic compounds, radio nuclides, volatile and semi-volatile compounds, disinfectants, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals, including endocrine disruptors as well as potential terrorist-related contamination. Offers methods for analyzing water to assure its safety from contaminants, both natural and human-caused. This book handbook of water purity and quality is the authoritative source of methods of water purity analysis for researchers, regulators and managers in the field of water purification. (jacket) Contents: Preface. 1. Water quality approach. 2. Standards and considerations. 3. Water quality evaluation. 4. Water qualities. 5. Salinity problems. 6. Infiltration problems. 7. Toxicity problems. 8. Controlling pollution. 9. Threats to water quality. Index. Printed Pages: 380.