Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water and Wastewater Treatment : A Guide for Nonengineering Professional

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This volume is the only resource that describes and explains in simple, non-mathematical terms the unit processes used to treat both drinking water and wastewater. Designed to meet the information needs of professionals without an engineering background, the text presents each unit process, states what function(s) it performs, illustrates what equipment it uses, and explains what its role is in the process of purifying or cleaning water. In addition, the book places water treatment technologies in the context of overall plant operation. In addition, it explains related topics such as plant management and environmental regulations.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Technomic Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Technomic Publishing Co
  • Lancaster, United States
  • English
  • 1587160498
  • 9781587160493
  • 1,852,835

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"It is a very well-structured book and, when reading it, it becomes clear that it is indeed for the non-engineering professional as mentioned in the title and in the introduction of the book... Technically speaking, the contents of the book are very good and allow the reader to understand all the processes present in different types and steps of water and wastewater treatment. This is also supported by the very good and straightforward way of explaining things and, as already mentioned, the very good structure of the book... In conclusion, this book is a very good introduction and reference book to water and wastewater treatment, especially for the non-engineering professional." -International Journal of Environmental and Pollution, vol. 15, no. 5, 2001show more

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION: PROBLEMS FACING WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT MANAGEMENT oManagement for Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities oManagement Problems Facing POTWs oCompliance with New, Changing, and Existing Regulations oUpgrading Facilities, Equipment and Unit Processes oStaving Off Privatization oMaintaining a Viable Workforce oSummary PART 1: THE HYDROGEOLOGIC CYCLE1.NATURAL AND URBAN WATER CYCLESoHydrogeologic Pathways oThe Water Cycle oThe Urban Water Cycle oSampling and Testing oSummary oReferences PART 2: BASICS OF WATER TREATMENT2.WATER REGULATIONS, PARAMETERS, AND CHARACTERISTICSoPurpose: Quality Parameters for Water oPurpose: Water Treatment oWater Quality: Federal RegulationsoWater Quality Characteristics oPhysical Water Quality Characteristics oChemical Water Quality Characteristics oBiological Water Quality Characteristics oSummary oReferences 3. WATER PURIFICATION: SYSTEM OVERVIEWoProcess Purpose: Water Purification oWater Treatment Unit Processes oSummary oReference 4. SOURCES, INTAKE, AND SCREENINGoIntroduction: Water Sources oWater Sources oProcess Purpose: Intake and Screening oProcess Equipment: Screening oSummary 5. COAGULATION AND FLOCCULATIONoProcess Purpose oCoagulant Chemicals oProcess Operation: Coagulation oProcess Operation: Flocculation oSummary oReferences 6. SEDIMENTATIONoProcess Purpose oProcess Equipment oProcess OperationoSummary 7. FILTRATIONoProcess PurposeoProcess Equipment oSummary 8. DISINFECTIONoProcess Purpose oChlorination oAlternative Methods of Disinfection oMembrane Processes oSummary 9. DISTRIBUTIONoProcess Purpose and Method oProcess EquipmentoSummary oReference PART 3: BASICS OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT10. WASTEWATER REGULATIONS, PARAMETERS, AND CHARACTERISTICSoPurpose: Wastewater Parameters oPurpose: Wastewater Treatment oWastewater Regulations oWastewater Characteristics oSummary oReference 11. WASTEWATER SOURCES AND TYPESoWastewater oWastewater Sources and General Constituents oAverage Wastewater Physical CharacteristicsoSummaryoReference 12. BASIC OVERVIEW OF WASTEWATER TREATMENToWastewater TreatmentoSummary 13. COLLECTION SYSTEMSoProcess Purpose: Collection oCollection System Types oCollection System Components oConstruction Materials oMaintenance oLine Cleaning oCommon Collection System Problems oNew Technologies oSummary oReference 14. PRELIMINARY TREATMENToPreliminary Treatment Processes oProcess Purpose and Equipment oSummary 15. PRIMARY SEDIMENTATIONoProcess Purpose and Method oProcess Equipment: Sedimentation Tanks oSettling Tank Effluent oSummary 16. BIOLOGICAL TREATMENToProcess PurposeoProcess Systems oTrickling Filters oRotating Biological Contactors (RBCs) oTreatment Ponds and Lagoons oActivated Sludge Systems oSummary 17. SECONDARY SEDIMENTATIONoProcess PurposeoSecondary Settling oSummary 18. ADVANCED TREATMENToProcess Purpose oAdvanced Treatment Processes oSummary oReferences 19. WASTEWATER DISINFECTIONoProcess Purpose oChlorination oDechlorination oUV (Ultraviolet) Radiation oOzonation oBromine Chloride oNo Disinfection oSummary 20. DISCHARGE EFFLUENToProcess Purpose: Discharge and Reuse oWastewater Discharge oWastewater Reuse oSummary PART 4: BASICS OF BIOSOLIDS TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT21. WATER SOLIDS MANAGEMENT: SYSTEM OVERVIEWoProcess Purpose: Water Treatment SludgesoWater Treatment Sludge Disposal Regulations oAlum Sludge Treatment Processes oSoftening Sludge (Lime Sludge) Treatment Processes oSummary oReferences 22. WATER SOLIDS TREATMENT AND DISPOSALoWater Sludge Treatment ProcessesoThickening oCoagulant Recovery oConditioning oDewatering oDrying oDisposal oRecoverable and Non-recoverable Water oSummary oReferences 23. WASTEWATER BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT: SYSTEM OVERVIEWoProcess Purpose: Wastewater Biosolids Treatment oSewage Biosolids Regulations oProcess: Wastewater Biosolids Treatment oPublic Opinion and Odor Control oSummary oReferences 24. WASTEWATER BIOSOLIDS TREATMENToWastewater Biosolids Treatment and Disposal AlternativesoThickening oStabilization oChemical Application oConditioning oDewatering oSummary oReferences 25. WASTEWATER BIOSOLIDS DISPOSALoDisposal Alternatives oDisposal Methods oLand oComposting oIncineration Types of Incinerators oAsh Disposal Versus Reuse oSummary oReferences Appendix A: Summary of Major Amendment Provisions for the 1996 SDWA Regulations Glossary Indexshow more

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