Preface. Acknowledgments. nEffect of Biogeochemical, Hydrogeological, and Well Construction Factors on Riverbank Filtrate Quality; C. Ray.nHydrogeological Issues of Riverbank Filtration - A Review; E. Hoehn. nOrganic Matter as the Driving Force in the Solubilization of Fe and Mn During Riverbank Filtration; A.C.M. Bourg, et al. nVirus Removal by Soil Passage at Field Scale and Groundwater Protection; J.F. Schijven. nRemoval of Cryptosporidium Using Bank Filtration; P. Berger.nElimination of Microcystins by Slow Sand Filtration at the UBA Experimental Field; H. Bartel, G. Grützmacher.nExperiences on the Fate of Organic Micropollutants During Riverbank Filtration; F. Sacher, H.-J. Brauch. nPublic Health Aspects of Riverbank Filtration; R.A. Deininger, et al. nGroundwater Quality Processes After Bank Infiltration From the Danube at Cunovo; I. Mucha, et al. nUse of Bank Filtration in Hungary; Z. Homonnay. nLaboratory and Field Studies of Pollutant Removal; F. Laszlo, P. Literathy. Riverbank Filtration in Water Supply in Romania - Old Solutions, New Problems; V. Rojanschi, et al. nConclusions and Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Contaminant Biogeochemistry and Pathogen Removal Efficiency; C. Ray. nIndex.
Riverbank filtration is widely used in Europe and to some extent in the United States for the public water supply. It is a cost-effective and realisable treatment technology in which horizontal and vertical wells pump a mixture of ground water and induced surface water from a river. This book describes the biogeochemical issues involved in contaminant removal from surface water and the mechanisms of pathogen removal. Specifically, the following three points are considered:
*The role of hydrogeological and well construction factors in the development of redox zones at bank filtration sites and the resulting impacts on contaminant removal.
*The mechanisms of pathogen removal, including the processes, colloid filtration, die-away, decay, and predation.
*The status of riverbank filtration processes in NATO partner countries.
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