Enviro Engineering-paper for lab 3

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Emil y Wade Environmental Engineering 12/11/07 Water Purification Water pollution is a very common problem because there is a very small percentage of the earth’s water that is fresh water. A pollutant of the water is defined as anything that decreases the quality of water. Some common water pollutants are acid mine drainage, agricultural runoff, sewage, and drainage. There are two major sources of pollutants: Point-source pollutants and Non-point-source pollutants. Point-source pollutants are pollutants that can be traced to their original source while non-point-source pollutants cannot be traced from their original source. Point-source pollutants come directly from pipes or spills. Non-point-source pollutants are pollutants that people can control. An example of non-point-pollutant is when someone pours their used oil into a storm drain. Water purification is very important to everyone and everything. Most of the water that is purified is drinking water that is for humans. “It is proven scientifically that 85% of child sickness and 65% of adult diseases are produced by water-borne viruses, bacteria and intestinal protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CE CE 5401 taught by Professor Mittal during the Fall '08 term at University of Colorado Denver.

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