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Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Treatment

2nd Edition

By Carl Etnier, Bjorn Guterstam

CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9780873719902
pub: 1996-12-20
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The new science of ecological engineering is winning increasing acceptance all over the world. Established industrial economies like Sweden and the United States are investing more in it as initial skepticism and regulatory hurdles are giving way to burgeoning investments by companies and municipalities, increased research activity, and great interest by the public. Less-developed countries are investigating inexpensive and effective ways to build their wastewater treatment infrastructure with ecological engineering. Eastern European countries and the former Soviet Union are turning to ecological engineering to solve their acute pollution problems.

Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition, presents comprehensive coverage of topics ranging from wastewater source separation at the household level to the use of huge, natural wetlands. It is an updated description of the state of the art, intended as a tool for teaching and inspiring the management of wastewater as a resource, one of the keys to sustainable development. In this Second Edition, existing chapters have been updated, new chapters have been added, and a comprehensive index has been added.

Table of Contents

Ecological Engineering: The Roots and Rationale of a New Ecological Paradigm, W.J. Mitsch

The Function of Ecological Engineering in Environmental Conservation with Some Case Studies from China, Y. Jingsong and M. Shijun

Aquaculture and Its Role in Ecological Wastewater Treatment, L. Sifa

Ecosystems Approach to Low-Cost Sanitation in India: Where the People Know Better, D. Ghosh

Wastewater-Fed Fishculture in Hungary, J. Oláh and

F. Pekár

Land-Based Systems, Constructed Wetlands, and Aquatic Plant Systems in the United States: An Overview, G. Tchobanoglous

Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Treatment: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Realities, B. Guterstam

Stensund Wastewater Aquaculture: The Building, B. Warne

Ecological Engineering and the Visionary Landscape, J. Todd

Solar Wastewater Treatment in Denmark: Demonstration Project at "Danish Folkecenter for Renewable Energy," J. Hinge and H. Stewart

Resource-Saving and Ecological Aspects of Using Wastewater from Eel Breeding as a Source of Nutrients, Water, and Carbon Dioxide for Plant Production, G. Jungersen

Living with Your Waste/Wastewater, J. Saxgren

Energy Budget for a Polyculture-Based Wastewater Treatment System, H. Stewart, G. Chan, and J. Hinge

A Plan for a Community Greenhouse and Waste Treatment Facility for Cold Climate Regions, R. Crosby

A Diagnostic and Ecological Approach to the Purification of Sewage, Toxic Substances, and Water Bodies, K.F. Ehrlich, M.-C. Cantin, and A. Turcotte

Contributions of Marshes and Salt Marshes to Ecological Engineering, J. Teal

The Role of Plants in Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands, K. Hofmann

Wastewater Nutrient Removal and Recovery in an Infiltration Wetland, K. Sundblad and H.-B. Wittgren

Seasonal Variations in the Efficiency of Nutrient Removal from Domestic Effluent in a Quasi-Natural Field of Reeds (Phragmites communis), H. Obarska-Pempkowiak

Sand and Plant Filter Systems, J. Heeb and B. Züst

Submerged Macrophytes for Recovery of Eutrophied Waters, T. Gumbricht

Wastewater Treatment by Constructed Wetlands in the Norwegian Climate: Pretreatment and Optimal Design, P.D. Jenssen, T. Krogstad, and T. Mœhlum

Perspectives on Vegetated Shoals, Ponds, and Ditches as Extensive Outdoor Systems of Wastewater Treatment in Estonia, Ü. Mander, O. Matt, and U. Nugin

Ecological Engineering for Wastewater Control in Agricultural Catchment Areas: Three Case Studies from Estonia, Ü. Mander, V. Kuusemets, A. Järvet, K. Häberli, T. Nõges, A. Tuvikene, and T. Mauring

Recovery of Small Rivers in Latvia, A. Urtans

Environmental Restoration Project in Poland: The Application of New Ideas, J. Niemczynowicz

Contamination of Groundwater near Landfills in Poland and Possibilities for Protecting it Using Plants, M. Agopsowicz

Ecologically Sound Wastewater Treatment: Concepts and Implementation, P.D. Jenssen and A. Vatn

Ecological Approaches to Wastewater Management in Urban Regions in The Netherlands, T. Deelstra and R. uit de Bosch

Graywater Recycling in Urban Areas, P. Thomas and J. Zeisel

Commercial Prospects for Ecological Engineering, S. Peterson

Biological Surfaces, Metabolic Capacitance, Growth, and Differentiation: A Theoretical Exploration of Thermodynamic, Economic, and Material Efficiencies in Fluid Purification Systems, P.S. Mankiewicz

Ecological Approaches to Treatment of Wastewater from Potato Processing, M. Merisaar

The Ecological Development of Pärnu Sewerage and Treatment System, U. Asmus and R. Vaba

Ecological Effects of Human Activity on the Couric Lagoon and the Coastal Zone of Lithuania, K. Vaizgantas and L. Lazauskiene

Ecological Engineering for Increased Production and Environmental Improvement in Open Sea Aquaculture, N. Kautsky, M. Troell, and C. Folke

The Personal Laboratory: Thinking Tools, J. de Sousa Pires

The Environmental Technology Center, K. Lerum

The Awareness of the Engineer as an Integral Part of Ecological Wastewater Treatment, A. Ismond

A Living Symbol of Participatory Ecology: Wastewater, Groundwater, and Air Purification Schematics for the René Dubos Bioshelter, Planned South Transept of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, W.C. Kinsinger, P.S. Mankiewicz, and J.A. Mankiewicz

Case Studies

Suburban Ecovillage, Farsta

An Urban Fringe Area, Uttringe Hage

Ecovillage Nacka

Pharmaceutical Industry Wastewater, Kabi

Tullgarn Royal Castle

Nya Nyköping


Subject Categories

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