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How and why branded bottles of water have insinuated themselves into our daily lives, and what the implications are for safe urban water supplies. How did branded bottles of water insinuate themselves into our daily lives? Why did water become an economic good—no longer a common resource but a commercial product, in industry parlance a “fast moving consumer good,” or FMCG? Plastic Water examines the processes behind this transformation. It goes beyond the usual political and environmental critiques of bottled water to investigate its multiplicity, examining a bottle of water's simultaneous existence as, among other things, a product, personal health resource, object of boycotts, and part of accumulating waste matter. Throughout, the book focuses on the ontological dimensions of drinking bottled water—the ways in which this habit enacts new relations and meanings that may interfere with other drinking water practices. The book considers the assemblage and emergence of a mass market for water, from the invention of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle in 1973 to the development of “hydration science” that accompanied the rise of jogging in the United States. It looks at what bottles do in the world, tracing drinking and disposal practices in three Asian cities with unreliable access to safe water: Bangkok, Chennai, and Hanoi. And it considers the possibility of ethical drinking, examining campaigns to “say no” to the bottle and promote the consumption of tap water in Canada, the United States, and Australia.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Gay Hawkins
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2015-09-11
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780262329538

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Most of Earth is covered in water. Water falls from the sky as rain or snow. All living things need water to survive. Discover why water is an important part of nature!

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Keli Sipperley
Publisher: Pebble Books
Release: 2020-08
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781977126825

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This completely updated version of the 1995 edition within the Water Supply Operations Training Series (WSO), provides practical information about methods of water quality analysis and drinking water regulations This introductory text presents the basics of proper sample collection, analysis, and interpretation and includes a list of necessary laboratory equipment and instruments.

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Genre: Science
Author: American Water Works Association
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Release: 2003
File: 214 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583212329

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Contributed articles; with reference to India.

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Genre: Factory and trade waste
Author: Arvind Kumar
Publisher: APH Publishing
Release: 2004
File: 346 Pages
ISBN-13: 8176487562

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Prepared by the Water Supply Engineering Technical Committee of the Infrastructure Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. This report provides a comprehensive survey of the state of the art in drinking water treatment methods and technologies for controlling microorganisms. Academics, practicing engineers, and environmental scientists offer insight into the risks posed by microbes in drinking water and ,more importantly, their control through treatment and disinfection. The report supplies an overview of the subject for nonspecialists and becomes a valuable technical reference for experienced practitioners. Topics include: Ørisks posed by pathogens in drinking water; Ømicrobially-mediated corrosion and water quality deterioration; Øindicator concept and its application in water supply; Øremoval of organisms by flocculation/sedimentation; Øair stripping and aeration; Øslow sand filtration; Ørapid sand filtration; Øgranular activated carbon/biological activated carbon; Øcontrol of microorganisms in drinking water by pressure-driven membrane processes; Øgeneral kinetics of disinfection processes; Øchlorine and chloramines; Øchlorine dioxide in drinking water treatment; Øultraviolet disinfection; Øozone disinfection in drinking water; and Øemerging pathogens of concern in drinking water.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Srinivasa Lingireddy
Publisher: ASCE Publications
Release: 2002-01-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0784475237

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Water distribution systems are made up of pipe, valves and pumps through which treated water is moved from the treament plant to homes, offices, industries, and other consumers. The types of materials and equipment used by each water system are usually governed by local conditions, past practices, and economics. Consequently, drinking water professionals must be knowledgeable about common types of equipment and operating methods that are available. Completely revised and updated, Water transmission and distribution includes information on the following: distribution system design and operation and maintenance ; piping materials ; valves, pumps, and water meters ; water main installation ; backfilling, main testing, and installation safety ; fire hyfrants ; water storage ; water services ; cross-connection control ; motors and engines ; instrumentation and control ; information management and public relations.--Cover page [4].

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: American Water Works Association
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Release: 2003
File: 553 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583212310

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This work details water sampling and preservation methods by enumerating the different ways to measure physical, chemical, organoleptical, and radiological characteristics. It provides step-by-step descriptions of separation, residue determination, and cleanup techniques for a variety of fresh- and salt-waters. It also discusses information regarding the analysis and detection of bacteria and algae.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Leo M.L. Nollet
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2000-06-27
File: 944 Pages
ISBN-13: 0849384869

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Gwenn Boardman Petersen
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 1992-05-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0824814762

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This completely updated version discusses such topics as raw water quality, treatment options, treatment chemicals, and drinking water regulations. It includes detailed illustrations, photographs, supplemental reading lists, a glossary, and an index.

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Genre: Science
Author: American Water Works Association
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Release: 2003
File: 552 Pages
ISBN-13: 1583212302

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In many regions of the world, water is scarce. This causes a problem in plant production, as plants rely on water stored in the soil to meet their needs; thus it is the principal factor limiting crop production.Water Dynamics in Plant Production describes the basic scientific principles of water transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, explains the linkage between transpirational water use and dry matter production and presents various agronomic strategies to adapt to climate water shortage.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Wilfried Ehlers
Publisher: CABI
Release: 2003
File: 287 Pages
ISBN-13: 0851998682

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