Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Water Quality

Edited by Hlanganani Tutu

University of 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

Copyright year: 2017

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15679 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

19 Dimensions Citations

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1. Ecosystem Approach to Managing Water Quality

By Oghenekaro Nelson Odume

816

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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

1063

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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

679

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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

832

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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

2224

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

By Matjaž Glavan, Andrej Jamšek and Marina Pintar

576

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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

778

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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

662

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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

866

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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

874

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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

630

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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

569

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

By Zati Sharip and Saim Suratman

685

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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

881

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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

827

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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

689

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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

731

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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

1297

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