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Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment

Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment

Ronald L. Droste

ISBN: 978-0-471-12444-3

Sep 1996

816 pages

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This text provides the most current and comprehensive coverage available of the ever-evolving field of Wastewater Treatment. Droste explores the broad spectrum of technologies used in practice today, ranging from commonly-used standards to the latest state of the art innovations that are absent from most existing texts. Both theory and design concepts are developed systematically, combined in a unified way, and are fully supported by comprehensive, illustrative examples.

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* Basic Chemistry
* The Thermodynamic Basis for Equilibrium
* Acid-Base Chemistry
* Organic and Biochemistry
* Analysis and Constituents in Water
Microorganisms in Water and Water Quality
* Microbiology
* Water, Wastes, and Disease
* Water Components and Quality Standards
Water and Wastewater Treatment
* Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations
* Mass Balances and Hydraulic Flow Regimes
Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes
* Screening and Sedimentation
* Mass Transfer and Aeration
* Coagulation and Flocculation
* Filtration
* Physical-Chemical Treatment for Dissolved Constituents
* Disinfection
Biological Wastewater Treatment
* Aerobic Biological Treatment
* Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment
* Treatment in Ponds, Land Systems, and Wetlands
* Sludge Processing and Land Application
* Effluent Disposal in Natural Waters
  • Places appropriate stress on the fundamentals, without neglecting the latest standards, technologies, and theories that constitute the "cutting edge" of water and wastewater management.
  • Includes over 100 more thought-provoking end-of chapter problems and questions than most other texts, to lessen the need for designing additional problems for homework and exams.
  • Combines both "Water" and "Wastewater" Processes in a unified way, surpassing the divided presentation found in similar texts.
  • Features SI units throughout to familiarize students with the use of this growing standard, with 80% of examples accompanied by duplicate U.S. units.