Sustainable Water Purification (Hardcover)

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Sustainable Water Purification By M. R. Islam, M. Safiur Rahman Cover Image


This is the only book that takes a zero-waste approach to propose 100% sustainable water purification techniques.

Water is synonymous with life. This has been the case since pre-historic time to the modern era. For the first time, humanity faces a crisis that eclipses the energy crisis, which has often incapacitated the global economy. The Climate-Water-Food nexus epitomizes our current civilization that depends on energy as the driver. Many recognize this crisis as a product of fossil fuel production, which allegedly triggered climate change and the "climate change debate." Others predict the onslaught of "water wars" in the coming decades. As the world gears up to another lineup of empty promises and ensuing chaos, this book turns this crisis on its head and shows the source of the water crisis.

The science behind the water cycle is described in clear language, without resorting to dogmatic assertions and spurious assumptions. The role of the sun, natural carbon dioxide (CO2) and water and the need to maintain natural processes free from artificial chemicals are discussed in detail. The book makes it clear how most of the currently used purification techniques violates the natural cycle involving sunlight, CO2 and water, and thus become unsustainable.

A series of water purification techniques, as usable for drinking, agricultural and industrial applications are presented. The advantages of these techniques and their long-term sustainability are highlighted, with discussion on improvements in the future. Whether for the engineer or scientist working in the field or laboratory or the student, this is a must-have for any engineer, scientist, student, or policymaker.

About the Author

M. Safiur Rahman, PhD, is Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Professor in the field of environmental analytical chemistry at Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. He has extensive experience and has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters and several books. His expertise is in the areas of drinking water quality improvement and environmental restoration, and he has received several prestigious awards for his academic accomplishments and research. M. R. Islam, PhD, is known as the most published engineer in the world. He has coined terms such as "green petroleum," "sustainable petroleum development," "economics of intangibles," "zero waste engineering," and others. His work has created a paradigm shift in a wide range of applications, spanning various disciplines. His most notable contribution is in the areas sustainability, environmental integrity, the greening of petroleum and pharmaceutical industries, and knowledge modeling, on which topic he has written dozens of books and nearly 800 research papers. His latest work is captured in his latest books: The Science of Climate Change and Economics of Sustainable Energy, both available from Wiley-Scrivener.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781119650997
ISBN-10: 1119650992
Publisher: Wiley-Scrivener
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 352
Language: English