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Broomfield, Colo., Apr. 2, 2012 – MWH Global today announced the release of the third edition of Water Treatment – Principles and Design, a 1,920-page textbook for current and future water engineers dedicated to the science and practice of water treatment. Initially released in 1984 with a second edition in 2005, the publication is updated to reflect the rapid development of new technologies, applications and research to tackle emerging industry advancements and current water scarcity challenges.

Among the cover-to-cover revisions in the third edition:

  • Speaking the language: A table of important terms was added to the beginning of each chapter to assist students and practitioners learning the vocabulary of water treatment.
  • More content: An entirely new chapter on advanced oxidation was added to address the growing use of this process for treatment of synthetic organic contaminants.  Additionally, a new section on pharmaceuticals and personal care products was added to the Removal of Selected Contaminants chapter to address the increasing concern about the presence of these trace organic contaminants in the source waters of water treatment plants.
  • Water treatment in action: The final chapter includes six new or updated case studies, drawn from MWH expertise in planning and designing nearly 500 water treatment plants. The case studies demonstrate how water treatment processes are assembled to create a water treatment plant, achieving multiple water quality objectives originating from varying water qualities.

“Providing communities around the world with a safe and reliable water supply is at the heart of our business and meeting these challenges is closely tied to the training and development of water-focused professionals,” said Murli Tolaney, chairman emeritus of MWH. “MWH is extremely fortunate to have assembled an esteemed group of authors for this textbook that we hope will help shape engineering careers and thus positively impact communities around the world for years to come.”

Hundreds of engineers and scholars contributed to the content of this book including primary authors John C. Crittenden, Ph.D., professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology; R. Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D., at Trussell Technologies, Inc. and a former MWH senior vice president and board member; David W. Hand, Ph.D., professor at the Michigan Technological University; Kerry J. Howe, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of New Mexico; George Tchobanoglous, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of California at Davis; and James H. Borchardt, vice president of MWH.

Water Treatment – Principles and Design is published by Wiley Publishing and is available at major bookstores and by visiting online retailers.