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Practical Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition

Practical Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition

David L. Russell

ISBN: 978-1-119-10085-0

Feb 2019

448 pages




This book serves as both a textbook for the working professional and a guide for the student to learn about the elements of wastewater treatment. The book was generated out of a course developed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and presented in the US, Mexico, and Venezuela. Since the first edition, the author has been teaching technical subjects to a variety of students from technicians to engineers, and he has learned to explain technical material in new and interesting ways that will entertain the reader and let him or her gain an understanding of the technical material.

The book presents a straightforward discussion of what one needs to know in order to handle various types of industrial wastes and how to design a wastewater treatment plant. Practicing professionals will use the book as a guide for information and theory for design and for general information. The new edition has 24 chapters and includes new chapters on waste treatment, Nuclear Materials Treatment, Reverse Osmosis and Desalination, Treatment and Disposal of Hazardous Wastes, Boiler Water Treatment, and Cooling Tower Water Treatment, as well as other topics. The material has been be reorganized and expanded and includes a number of problems, both solved and unsolved making it a challenging and useful text for practitioner and students.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Composition, Chemistry, and Regulatory Framework

Chapter 2: What is Water Pollution?

Chapter 3: Groundwater & Its Treatment

Chapter 4: Sampling and Error Measurements

Chapter 5: The Flow of Water and Wastewater

Chapter 6: Statistics of Measurements

Chapter 7: Chemistry & Analyses

Chapter 8: Basic Water and Wastewater Treatment Techniques

Chapter 9: Biological Wastewater Treatment

Chapter 10: Anaerobic Treatment

Chapter 11: Precipitation and Sedimentation

Chapter 12: Granular Filtration Theory and Practice

Chapter 13: Skin Filtration

Chapter 14: Membrane Filters and Reverse Osmosis


Chapter 16: Phosphorous and Nitrogen Removal

Chapter 17: Carbon Adsorption

Chapter 18: Ion Exchange

Chapter 19: Dissolved Air Flotation and Techniques

Chapter 20: Coagulation, Flocculation and Chemical Treatment

Chapter 21: Heat Transfer Processes: Boilers, Heat Exchangers and Cooling Towers

Chapter 22: Evaluating an Existing Wastewater Treatment Plant Design using Modeling Software