water pollution

  • pollution of the water in rivers and lakes
  • The addition of sewage, industrial wastes, or other harmful or objectionable material to water in concentrations or in sufficient quantities to result in measurable degradation of water quality.
  • Introduction of foreign substances to a water source, either toxic to life forms or creating an oxygen demand, depriving indigenous life forms of oxygen and resulting in their death.


  • A file format that provides an electronic image of text or text and graphics that looks like a printed document and can be viewed, printed, and electronically transmitted
  • Portable Document Format (uncountable) A standard for representing electronic documents, allowing them to be transmitted and reproduced accurately.
  • Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange. The file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system.Adobe Systems Incorporated, , p. 33.
  • Peptide deformylase, mitochondrial is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PDF gene.

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Water and Wastewater Technology (6th Edition)
Water and Wastewater Technology (6th Edition)
A best-seller in the field of water and wastewater engineering and technology, this book provides the fundamental principles and management practices in water technology. All major systems and operations are covered concisely yet comprehensively. Topics include: water processing, water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, sludge processing, and water reuse. Introductory chapters provide a review of pertinent aspects of chemistry, biology, hydraulics and hydrology, and water quality. For those individuals in the field of sanitary technology and engineering as well as those interested in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities.

San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant

San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant
Departing SJC.

The San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant is one of the largest advanced wastewater treatment facilities in California. It treats and cleans the wastewater of over 1,500,000 people that live and work in the 300-square mile area encompassing San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Monte Sereno.

The Water Pollution Control Plant has the capacity to treat 167,000,000 gallons of wastewater per day. It is located in Alviso, at the southernmost tip of the San Francisco Bay. Originally constructed in 1956, the Plant had the capacity to treat 36,000,000 gallons of water per day and only provided primary treatment. In 1964, the Plant added a secondary treatment process to its system. In 1979, the Plant upgraded its wastewater treatment process to an advanced, tertiary system.

Most of the final treated water from the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant is discharged as fresh water through Artesian Slough and into South San Francisco Bay. About 10% is recycled through South Bay Water Recycling pipelines for landscaping, agricultural irrigation, and industrial needs around the South Bay.

Water Pollution – Oil Spill

Water Pollution - Oil Spill
I drew this by hand and then illustrated it using Adobe Illustrator.

This poster was made for my Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit back in December of 2008 at the University of Miami.

The purpose of my exhibit was to bring awareness to the dangers and problems that we face in this world as Water Pollution. Ironically this was done way before the massive oil spill taking place right now in the Gulf.

Please under any circumstances do NOT take and claim as your own. It took me a long time to create this myself. Thank you.

water pollution pdf

Water Supply and Pollution Control (7th Edition)
For upper-division undergraduate or beginning graduate courses in civil and environmental engineering. This bestselling text has been revised and modernized to meet the needs of today’s environmental engineering students who will be engaged in the design and management of water and wastewater systems. It emphasizes the application of the scientific method to problems associated with the development, movement, and treatment of water and wastewater. Recognizing that all waters are potential sources of supply, the authors present treatment processes in the context of what they can do, rather than dividing them along clean water or waste water lines. An abundance of examples and homework problems amplify the concepts presented.