Activated Sludge: Treatment of Industrial Wastewater, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Activated Sludge

Treatment of Industrial Wastewater, 1st Edition

By Wesley Eckenfelder, Jack Musterman

CRC Press

281 pages

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Hardback: 9781566763028
pub: 1998-03-11
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In the past, industrial wastewater treatment primarily focused on the removal of BOD and suspended solids. In recent years, however, the focus has changed to aquatic toxicity, priority pollutants, and volatile organics. This required changes in how we design and operate biological treatment plants. Many existing plants must be retrofitted. New approaches to meet new requirements are discussed in detail.

The authors, with a combined experience of sixty years, have presented case studies for a wide variety of industrial wastewaters including pulp and paper, food processing, chemical and pharmaceuticals, and textile wastewaters. Data interpretation and process design are developed through the use of seventeen examples. Procedures for the laboratory and pilot plant generation of process design data are presented. Emphasis is placed on meeting the many new regulations governing industrial wastewater discharges.

Table of Contents


Characterization and Pretreatment of Industrial Wastewater

Principles of Biological Oxidation -

Kinetics of Organics Removal

Bioinhibition of the Activated Sludge Process

Effect of Temperature on the Activated Sludge Process

Control of Activated Sludge Quality

Stripping of Volatile Organics

Nitrification and Denitrification

Oxygen Transfer and Aeration

Activated Sludge Processes Final Clarification

Effluent Suspended Solids Control

Biological Sludge Disposal

Laboratory and Pilot Plant Procedures for Development of Process Design Criteria Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply