Wastewater Treatment Concepts and Practices

Francis Hopcroft

In Stock Date: 
10/15/2014
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606504864
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606504871
Pages: 
165
Binding Type: 
Softcover

This book covers the chemistry and biology of wastewater treatment, as well as the more common techniques for treating wastewater to a water quality standard suitable for discharge.Wastewater Treatment Concepts and Practices will cover the chemistry and biology of wastewater treatment, as well as the more common techniques for treating wastewater to a water quality standard suitable for discharge. The treatment of wastewater, as distinguished from the treatment of potable water, is discussed in sufficient detail to allow an upper-level or graduate college student to quickly find a clear explanation of concepts embodied in the study of wastewater treatment. The intent is to provide a comprehensive reference manual that students can turn to for an understanding of concepts involved in specific research or design projects without the need to search multiple sources for each problem or issue that arises. In the first section a review of the key points of chemistry necessary for effective wastewater treatment are presented and discussed. A fundamental understanding of chemistry is an important part of understanding how wastewater treatment works. This is not a subject commonly favored by civil and environmental engineers. Fortunately, it is not necessary to be a chemist, or even particularly competent in the subject, overall, in order to be effective at designing suitable wastewater treatment processes. It is the intent of this volume to address the process of wastewater treatment; not the mechanics of the machinery and reactors used to do the work. No amount of machinery and reactor vessels will ever treat wastewater effectively unless the process of using the equipment is properly developed first and the equipment is properly utilized afterward.

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Francis J. Hopcroft

Francis Hopcroft

Francis J. Hopcroft has been teaching civil and environmental engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, since January 1994. He has written several books on various topics such as hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment, and engineering economics. He served as the collection editor for the Environmental Engineering Collection at Momentum Press since 2013 and has published or reviewed dozens of professional papers, articles, and presentations.

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