The water chemistry or hydrochemistry is the branch of hydrology which deals with the chemical substances occurring in natural water, and their interactions.
Main areas of work are the chemical characterization of the water (which is highly dependent on the regional and geochemical event units), the determination of water-chemical parameters and the assessment of anthropogenic and other influences on the water quality.
The water chemistry is closely linked with other disciplines, such as geochemistry, soil chemistry, environmental chemistry - but also atmospheric chemistry and others. The determination of water parameters is based on the methods of analytical chemistry.
Below you will find online available information on the chemistry of the water. Commercial suppliers of water treatment are listed under water treatment and wastewater treatment.
Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Lecture notes, theory
Lecture notes - Format: PDF
Hydrochemical catchment studies as investigationsfocusing on the chemical composition of the runoff and the processes in the terrestrial and aquatic environments - Format: PDF
Lecture notes; fundamentals of aquatic chemistry - Format: PDF
Chemical processes in the water cycle. Unesco
Chemical hazards in drinking-water
The WHO Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality include facts sheets and comprehensive review documents for many individual chemicals. WHO
Chemical safety of drinking-water
Assessing priorities for risk management. WHO
Drinking Water Quality
Guideline and information resources on drinking water quality. WHO
Ground Water and Drinking Water
Information resources on drinking water and ground water quality. EPA
Data and Databases
... STOrage and RETrieval is a repository for water quality, biological, and physical data and is used by state environmental agencies, EPA and other federal agencies, universities, private citizens, and many others. EPA
Near-surface hydrology and hydrochemistry
... under contrasting land-cover. Dissertation, 2008. University of Potsdam
Research facilities and departments
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, ICBM
The scientific concept of the ICBM is based on the realization, that research of the seas, being one of the most manifold global systems, can only be successful using interdisciplinary methods. University of Oldenburg
Institute of Hydrochemistry. Technical University of Munich
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