138 pages | 39 B/W Illus.
The book guides specialists and non-specialists from around the world on how or whether anaerobic processes can be part of solutions for the management of municipal and industrial solid, semi-solid, and liquid residues. The simple self-learning presentation style is designed to encourage deep understanding of the process principles, plant types and system configurations, performance capabilities, operational and maintenance requirements, post-treatment needs, and management options for coproducts without complex biochemical terminologies and equations.
It describes key aerobic biological treatment processes used in conjunction with anaerobic biological treatment in feedstock pre-treatment and in post-treatment of by-products. Practical pre-treatment processes, techniques and operations are described alongside additional treatment techniques of biogas, digestates and treated effluents for various end use options. Effective applications in developing countries are also considered, enabling practitioners and plant operators to effectively apply technology in temperate and warm climatic conditions.
Preface. Biological Treatment Processes. Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment. Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Solid Residues and Biosolids. Pre-Treatment in Anaerobic Treatment. Post-Treatment, Reuse and Management of Co-Products. Application in Warm Climates and Developing Countries. Case Studies. References. Appendices.