A Handbook of Gravity-flow Water Systems for Small Communities

Author: Thomas D. Jordan

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: 9780946688500

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 4576

Originally written for the construction of gravity-flow drinking water systems in Nepal, this book is equally applicable for other locations around the world. Organized for quick reference, it is quickly and easily understood.

How to design a Gravity Flow Water System

Author: Santiago Arnalich

Publisher: Arnalich

ISBN: 8461437446

Category: Water

Page: 114

View: 3979

This textbook teaches how to design drinking water systems and to do the calculations by hand. With minimal theory and through 28 progressive exercises, the most common scenarios are introduced one by one: branch lines, joining multiple sources, valley passes, pressure zones, and looped systems. Following simple, quick and reliable guidelines to achieve clear and tangible results for gravity flow water projects, the reader will learn how to decide on pipe diameters, check an existing design, and plan a system enlargement.

Gravity Flow Water Supply

Author: Santiago Arnalich

Publisher: Arnalich

ISBN: 8461432770

Category: Engineering design

Page: 226

View: 8828

Tackling a Gravity Flow Water Project for the first time? This book is intended to get you on your feet quickly. You'll learn how to select pipe sizes, work out the demand you need to meet, interpret topographic surveys and perform economic calculations to compare different alternatives. Besides producing a sound design, it will help you to get to grips with the materials, put in orders, supervise the building work, and most of what you will need in your quest for access to safe water.

Gravity-Driven Water Flow in Networks

Theory and Design

Author: Gerard F. Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002087

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 752

Gravity-driven water flow networks are a crucial method of delivering clean water to millions of people worldwide, and an essential agricultural tool. This book provides an all-encompassing guide to designing these water networks, combining theory and case studies. It includes design formulas for water flow in single or multiple, uniform or non-uniform diameter pipe networks; case studies on how systems are built, used, and maintained; comprehensive coverage of pipe materials, pressure ratings, and dimensions; and over 100 illustrations and tables. It is a key resource both for working engineers and engineering students and instructors.

Water Supply Management

Author: D. Stephenson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401151318

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 5159

Supply of sufficient clean drinking water is often taken for granted, but it requires a considerable technical and financial effort to ensure reliable and economic water supply. This volume presents an up-to-date overview of water supply management and aims at efficient management of water supply schemes rather than design of new works. Various chapters of the book are devoted to water demands, management of reservoirs and conjunctive use of alternative sources. Asset management and loss control are also considered. Water quality and provision of water to developing communities are also discussed. Water supply management is of concern to developed urban environments as well as developing communities. The book will be equally valuable to the practising water engineer and the newcomer or graduate student in the subject.

Healthy Villages

A Guide for Communities and Community Health Workers

Author: Howard G,Claus Bogh

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545534

Category: Medical

Page: 108

View: 8457

Many of the world's population lives in villages and rural areas without access to safe water sources or basic sanitation. This guide has been developed as part of the 'healthy villages' project to improve the health of rural communities by promoting local awareness and actions by community groups. It covers topics including: water and sanitation, drainage, waste management, housing quality, domestic and community hygiene, and provision of local health services.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Water resources development

Page: N.A

View: 7390

The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity Through the Renaissance

Author: Cynthia Kosso,Anne Scott

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004173579

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

View: 7440

These essays offer scholars, teachers, and students a new basis for discussing attitudes toward, and technological expertise concerning, water in antiquity through the early Modern period, and they examine historical water use and ideology both diachronically and cross regionally. Topics include gender roles and water usage; attitudes, practices, and innovations in baths and bathing; water and the formation of identity and policy; ancient and medieval water sources and resources; and religious and literary water imagery. The authors describe how ideas about the nature and function of water created and shaped social relationships, and how religion, politics, and science transformed, and were themselves transformed by, the manipulation of, uses of, and disputes over water in daily life, ceremonies, and literature. Contributors are Rabun Taylor, Sandra Lucore, Robert F. Sutton, Jr., Cynthia K Kosso, Kevin Lawton, Evy Johanne HA land, HA(c)lA]ne Cazes, Alexandra Cuffel, Mark Munn, Brenda Longfellow, Gretchen Meyers, Sara Saba, Scott John McDonough, Etienne Dunant, E. J. Owens, Mehmet TaAlAalan, Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, John Stephenson, Lin A. Ferrand, Paul Trio, Anne Scott, Misty Rae Urban, Ruth Stevenson, Charles Connell, Alyce Jordan, Ronald Cooley, and Irene Matthews.

Facilities Site Piping Systems Handbook

Author: Michael Frankel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071760288

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

View: 6590

Complete and current coverage of site piping systems for facilities Featuring the latest codes and standards, this detailed resource discusses the design of facility piping systems that are installed on the site beyond the building wall. This is a comprehensive guide to the identification, measurement, transport, and disposal of various kinds of waterborne waste as well as to the supply of water and natural gas to facilities. Water conservation and reuse are also addressed. Written by a global expert in the field, this book provides the most up-to-date criteria and methods for the design of commercial, industrial, and institutional site facility systems. Facilities Site Piping Systems Handbook covers: Water wells Graywater Groundwater monitoring wells Water treatment Desalination Site domestic water service Site fire protection Site fuel gas systems Fats, oils, and grease interceptors, and motor oil separation units pH neutralization systems Infectious and biological waste drainage systems Nuclear waste Industrial waste Fire suppression water drainage Volatile liquids: treatment and disposal Stormwater harvesting and reuse Stormwater drainage and disposal Flow in ditches and open channels Sanitary gravity flow Pump discharge systems Underground piping design Freezing prevention of water and wastewater in exterior pipes and tanks Building rating and assessment systems

Water lifting devices

a handbook for users and choosers

Author: Peter L. Fraenkel,Jeremy Thake,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Practical Action (Organization),IT Power (Organization)

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org

ISBN: 9789251054307

Category: Nature

Page: 337

View: 7330

Efficient and effective irrigation of the land can have a dramatic effect on the agricultural output and the economic well-being of a community. At the heart of effective irrigation lies the problem of lifting or pumping water, and this handbook surveys the water-lifting technologies that are available and appropriate for smallholdings. It is a detailed and practical review of the options, especially for irrigation but also for other purposes, and the costs and general suitability of the different technologies are examined with the aim of enabling farmers and policymakers to make informed choices. This is an updated and expanded new edition of a book formerly called 'Water Pumping Devices'.

Refining Processes Handbook

Author: Surinder Parkash

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780750677219

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 802

For the first time, an essential reference for the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry that covers the complex topics involved in refining.

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles

for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities

Author: Dennis P. Nolan

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 9781437778588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 939

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities is a general engineering handbook that provides an overview for understanding problems of fire and explosion at oil, gas, and chemical facilities. This handbook offers information about current safety management practices and technical engineering improvements. It also provides practical knowledge about the effects of hydrocarbon fires and explosions and their prevention, mitigation principals, and methodologies. This handbook offers an overview of oil and gas facilities, and it presents insights into the philosophy of protection principles. Properties of hydrocarbons, as well as the characteristics of its releases, fires and explosions, are also provided in this handbook. The book includes chapters about fire- and explosion-resistant systems, fire- and gas-detection systems, alarm systems, and methods of fire suppression. The handbook ends with a discussion about human factors and ergonomic considerations, including human attitude, field devices, noise control, panic, and security. People involved with fire and explosion prevention, such as engineers and designers, will find this book invaluable. A unique practical guide to preventing fires and explosions at oil and gas facilities, based on the author’s extensive experience in the industry An essential reference tool for engineers, designers and others facing fire protection issues Based on the latest NFPA standards and interpretations

Finding Water

A Guide to the Construction and Maintenance of Private Water Supplies

Author: Rick Brassington

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 2096

An essential guide to all those whose properties cannot be connected to water mains and therefore use private water supplies.

Handbook of public water systems

Author: Robert B. Williams,Gordon L. Culp,Culp/Wesner/Culp

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1113

View: 9606


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Water-supply, Rural

Page: N.A

View: 7630

Hands on Food, Water and Finance

Practical Innovations for a Sustainable World

Author: Emma Judge

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: 9781853395154

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 8081

Appropriate 'green' technologies are sometimes regarded as a second-rate solution but the series Practical Innovations for a Sustainable World challenges this concept by presenting real-life examples of successful appropriate technology stories from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. All of the studies in these two books have been produced as a result of personal experience from somewhere in the world. Subjects covered in the series include success stories from agriculture, agro-processing, enterprise, energy, building and shelter, water and sanitation and recycling. Based on the Hands On series of video films prepared by the Television Trust for the Environment and broadcast on BBC World, these books promote appropriate innovations and environmentally sound solutions which can help reduce consumption. All of the new technologies and scientific breakthroughs described in the books can be applied by individuals and entrepreneurs at a reasonable cost to themselves and to the community. Some of the initiatives can be applied in the home, while others can be used by entrepreneurs to stimulate green business and small-scale enterprise. The books offer a range of suitable solutions for development professionals, NGOs, entrepreneurs and individuals who want to improve people's livelihoods and the environment. They give practical advice and demonstrate a wide range of 'how to' technologies including income-generating schemes in cities like Delhi and Dhaka, transport initiatives in Kathmandu and Amsterdam, and energy-saving projects in Addis Ababa and Beijing. Hands On - Food, Water and Finance looks at innovations in agriculture, food processing, water and sanitation and small business development.