This month's Library Corner highlights some of the water quality resources available through NEHA's online store.

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Library Corner is designed to supplement the articles in each issue by describing additional information resources pertaining to featured topics. If a particular Journal article piques your interest, check the Library Corner--more information may be available. For your convenience, the sources cited in Library Corner will be available for purchase through NEHA's bookstore at For more information, please call (303) 756-9090, ext. 0.

The Drinking Water Handbook

Frank Spellman and Joanne Drinan (2000)

This handbook provides a systematic explanation of the many processes employed to make water safe to drink. It clarifies the laws that set the standards for quality and investigates the physical, chemical, and microbiological parameters that must be modified to produce potable and good-tasting water. Careful attention is paid to present and emerging technologies that result in high-quality drinking water: purification, filtration, disinfection, distribution, and more. The book discusses the relation of water reuse to the hydrologic cycle and what is being done to mitigate growing concerns about disinfection by-products. The Drinking Water Handbook will be of interest to environmental health and protection specialists, water/wastewater plant managers and engineers, and safety and chlorination specialists. 260 pages, softcover. Member: $94. Nonmember: $103. Catalog # 968.

Environmental Engineering (Fifth Edition)

Edited by Joseph A. Salvato, Nelson L. Nemerow, and Franklin J. Agardy (2003)

Upholding the reputation of its predecessors as the most trusted single-source handbook on the subject, this new edition of Environmental Engineering provides up-to-date, practical guidance on a full range of environmental issues, while delivering the critical material on the sanitation management and engineering methods used by today's leaders in the field.

Environmental Engineering addresses the elements of environmental control in urban, suburban, and rural settings--including general design, construction, maintenance, and operation details related to plants and structures. It provides new material on topics such as

* soil and groundwater remediation,

* radiation exposure and safety,

* environmental emergencies and preparedness,

* hazardous waste remediation,

* incineration,

* transport of pollutants,

* communicable and noninfectious diseases,

* food protection,

* noise control,

* water filtration system technology, and

* solid waste management.


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