Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Water Quality

Edited by Hlanganani Tutu

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

As concerns increase over the scarcity of water resources and the role of anthropogenic activities, water quality is evermore important. Activities ranging from agriculture to mining have had a bearing on the quality of water that they impact. Several studies assessing such impacts have been conducted at local and global scales over the years. This book, consisting of contributions by authors in various water-related fields, delves into some approaches that are used to understand and/or to improve water quality, and these include assessment of water chemistry, biomonitoring, modelling and water treatment. This book will be useful to environmental scientists, water professionals, researchers, academics and students.

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Water QualityEdited by Hlanganani Tutu

Published: January 18th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62562

ISBN: 978-953-51-2882-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2881-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5466-2

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

52132 Total Chapter Downloads

96 Crossref Citations

119 Web of Science Citations

226 Dimensions Citations


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1. Ecosystem Approach to Managing Water Quality

By Oghenekaro Nelson Odume


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2. Macroinvertebrates and Fishes as Bioindicators of Stream Water Pollution

By Pablo Fierro, Claudio Valdovinos, Luis Vargas-Chacoff, Carlos Bertrán and Ivan Arismendi


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3. Calibrating and Validating the Biomonitoring Working Party (BMWP) Index for the Bioassessment of Water Quality in Neotropical Streams

By Ricardo Arturo Ruiz-Picos, Jacinto Elías Sedeño-Díaz and Eugenia López-López


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4. Metals Toxic Effects in Aquatic Ecosystems: Modulators of Water Quality

By Stefania Gheorghe, Catalina Stoica, Gabriela Geanina Vasile, Mihai Nita-Lazar, Elena Stanescu and Irina Eugenia Lucaciu


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5. Biofloc Technology (BFT): A Tool for Water Quality Management in Aquaculture

By Maurício Gustavo Coelho Emerenciano, Luis Rafael Martínez- Córdova, Marcel Martínez-Porchas and Anselmo Miranda-Baeza


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6. Modelling Impact of Adjusted Agricultural Practices on Nitrogen Leaching to Groundwater

By Matjaž Glavan, Andrej Jamšek and Marina Pintar


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7. Modeling Agricultural Land Management to Improve Understanding of Nitrogen Leaching in an Irrigated Mediterranean Area in Southern Turkey

By Ebru Karnez, Hande Sagir, Matjaž Gavan, Muhammed Said Golpinar, Mahmut Cetin, Mehmet Ali Akgul, Hayriye Ibrikci and Marina Pintar


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8. Identification of Seawater Quality by Multivariate Statistical Analysis in Xisha Islands, South China Sea

By Mei-Lin Wu, Jun-De Dong and You-Shao Wang


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9. Relationship between Land Use and Water Quality and its Assessment Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Mid- Atlantic Estuaries

By Gulnihal Ozbay, Chunlei Fan and Zhiming Yang


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10. Review of the Impact on Water Quality and Treatment Options of Cyanide Used in Gold Ore Processing

By Benias C. Nyamunda


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11. A Comparative Study of Modified and Unmodified Algae (Pediastrum boryanum) for Removal of Lead, Cadmium and Copper in Contaminated Water

By John Okapes Joseph, Isaac W. Mwangi, Sauda Swaleh, Ruth N. Wanjau, Manohar Ram and Jane Catherine Ngila


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12. Aspects on the Accumulation of Trace Metals in Various Environmental Matrices (Water, Soil, Plant and Sediments): Case Study on Catchment Area of the Somes River, Romania

By Cezara Voica, Andreea Maria Iordache, Roxana Elena Ionete and Ioan Ștefănescu


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13. Formulating Specific Water Quality Criteria for Lakes: A Malaysian Perspective

By Zati Sharip and Saim Suratman


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14. Integrated Approaches in Water Quality Monitoring for River Health Assessment: Scenario of Malaysian River

By Salmiati, Nor Zaiha Arman and Mohd Razman Salim


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15. Assessment of Impacts of Acid Mine Drainage on Surface Water Quality of Tweelopiespruit Micro-Catchment, Limpopo Basin

By Bloodless Dzwairo and Munyaradzi Mujuru


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16. The Behaviour of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in a River System: The Yenisei River, Russia as a Case Study

By Lydia Bondareva, Valerii Rakitskii and Ivan Tananaev


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17. Processes and the Resulting Water Quality in the Medium-Size Turawa Storage Reservoir after 60-Year Usage

By Marek Ruman, Żaneta Polkowska and Bogdan Zygmunt


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18. Impact of Wastewater on Surface Water Quality in Developing Countries: A Case Study of South Africa

By Joshua N. Edokpayi, John O. Odiyo and Olatunde S. Durowoju


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