Groundwater Contamination and Remediation by Timothy D. Scheibe
English | PDF | 2018 | 186 Pages | ISBN : 3038974293 | 22.49 MB
Groundwater accounts for 99% of the global stock of liquid fresh water [ 1 ], and consequently provides a major source for agricultural, industrial, and domestic water consumption. For example, groundwater provides the drinking water supply for an estimated 44% of the population of the United States [ 2 ]. In many cases, groundwater quality can be superior to surface water quality, because its movement through the soils, granular minerals, and fractured rock that constitute aquifers provides natural filtration, which in turn reduces the concentration of suspended solids, organic materials, and microbial pathogens.