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Main Title Technologies and Techniques for Early Warning Systems to Monitor and Evaluate Drinking Water Quality: A State-of-the-Art Review.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Publisher 25 Aug 2005
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA/600/R-05/156;
Stock Number PB2006-106780
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Wate quality ; Water pollution detection ; Monitoring ; Evaluation ; Technologies ; Techniques ; Characteristics ; Integration ; Data acquisition ; Data analysis ; Contaminant flows ; Sensors ; Microbial contaminants ; Radiological contaminants ; Recommendations ; Contamination ; Homeland security ; Early warning systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2006-106780 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/20/2006
Collation 240p
Terrorist attacks have heightened concern about intentional threats to the U.S. water system, whether from physical destruction, computer interference, or chemical, microbial, or radioactive contamination. Such intentional contamination events can have a profound impact on public health and confidence in the nation's water infrastructure. An Early Warning System (EWS) can be an important tool to avoid or mitigate the impacts of an intentional contamination event in time to allow an effective local response that reduces or eliminates adverse impacts (ILSI, 1999). An integrated EWS includes sensors to detect the contaminant; systems to transmit, compile, and analyze data; links for communication and notification; and protocols for decision making and emergency response. The goal of this EWS document is to review the state-of-the-art technologies and techniques for integrated EWSs for drinking water infrastructure, particularly for finished water supplies and distribution systems. The report summarizes and evaluates current and emerging EWS technologies for identifying general categories of chemical, microbial, and radiological contaminants. It also identifies future directions, technical issues, and research gaps. Information was gathered from a variety of sources, including company information, government information, verification studies, field case studies, and expert opinions.