A Textbook on Water Chemistry: Sampling, Data Analysis and Interpretation


Series: Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry
BISAC: SCI013010
DOI: 10.52305/RSNT9286

The aim of the book is to provide domain-specific text/reference material pertaining water chemistry/hydrogeochemistry catering to students of geology, hydrogeology, civil engineers, hydrochemistry and environmental sciences. It will also be very much useful to professionals involved in water supply, treatment, and researchers engaged in water chemistry. The book is intended to provide ample realistic examples on water quality pertaining to varied geological environs, which would help in easy understanding of concepts. Question bank and exercises with keys/answers are provided for each chapter, which would facilitate the readers to assess their understanding and also facilitate in competitive tests. The book covers all the topics related to water chemistry with emphasis on ground water. Interpretation techniques for major ion content of water are deliberated exhaustively. Procedure of preparation of plots, graphs and calculations of various indices both manually and using simple software are discussed in detail.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction to Water Chemistry

Chapter 2. Structure of H2O

Chapter 3. Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Water

Chapter 4. Water Sampling Methods

Chapter 5. Chemical Analysis of Water

Chapter 6. Organization of Water Chemistry Data

Chapter 7. Graphic Presentation of Water Chemistry Data

Chapter 8. Assessment of Suitability of Water for Drinking Purposes

Chapter 9. Assessment of Suitability of Water for Irrigation Purposes

Chapter 10. Assessment of Suitability of Water for Domestic Purposes

Chapter 11. Assessment of Suitability of Water for Industrial Purposes

Chapter 12. Water Chemistry Variations

Chapter 13. Hydrogeochemistry

14. Interpretation of Water Chemistry Data

Chapter 15. Application of Statistics in the Interpretation of Water Chemistry Data

Chapter 16. Application of Multivariate Statistical Techniques

Chapter 17. Water Contamination

Chapter 18. Common Contaminants

Chapter 19. Water Pollution from Agriculture

Chapter 20. Water Chemistry Report

About the Author



“The book on water chemistry is indeed a much needed one, especially from person like Dr Reddy who is an astute professional in the domain. During my teaching years I could sense the acute demand for a book on water chemistry as the subject is gaining immense importance over the years due to enormous water quality deterioration and rapid water contamination issues. The water chemistry monitoring and assessment has become an ardent environmental topic, and statutory obligation for bulk exploiters of water. Dr Reddy has immense experience and expertise on water chemistry being associated with hydrogeochemistry for the past three decades. I am sure he has shared all his treasure of knowledge and skill on analysis and interpretation of water chemistry data in the Book. Dr Reddy, being a member of the Editorial Board of our journal, he was regularly providing reviews and inputs to research Papers related to water chemistry. The Book will be very much helpful and cater to wide spectrum of people including students, researchers, professional concerned about water.” – Professor D. V. Reddy, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India


i. Students (UG &PG), Research scholars, Faculty of Geology, Hydrogeology, Chemistry, Civil and Chemical engineering, environmental science/engineering.
ii. Professionals like Water Chemists, Analytical Chemists, Civil Engineers, Environmentalists, Water supply Engineers, Public Health Engineers, Rural water supply professionals etc.
iii. Departments/organizations like CWC, CGWB, State Irrigation, Water resources, Ground water, PHED, Health Dept. Pollution control boards,
iv. Universities, Training institutions, Research institutions, Water analysis laboratories
v. Mining industry, Food processing industry, Agriculture sector, Core industry which uses water in bulk.
vi. NGOs/Consultants who are engaged in water management, waster water treatment


Hydrogeochemistry; Aquifer; Water facies; Water quality assessment; Water contamination

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