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Slow Sand Filtration Recent Developments in Water Treatment Technology (Ellis Horwood Series in Water and Waste Water Technology) by N. J. D. Graham

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Published by Ellis Horwood Ltd .
Written in English


  • Sanitary & municipal engineering,
  • Waste management,
  • Water Purification,
  • Filtration,
  • Purification,
  • Sewage,
  • Slow sand filtration,
  • Water

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages767
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9368480M
ISBN 10013812504X
ISBN 109780138125042

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