2nd Edition

Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment and Engineering

By Rumana Riffat, Taqsim Husnain Copyright 2022
    430 Pages 141 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    430 Pages 141 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The 2nd edition of Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment and Design introduces readers to the fundamental concepts of wastewater treatment, followed by engineering design of unit processes for sustainable treatment of municipal wastewater and resource recovery. It has been completely updated with new chapters to reflect current advances in design, resource recovery practices and research. Another highlight is the addition of the last chapter, which provides a culminating design experience of both urban and rural wastewater treatment systems.

    Filling the need for a textbook focused on wastewater, it covers history, current practices, emerging concerns, future directions and pertinent regulations that have shaped the objectives of this important area of engineering. Basic principles of reaction kinetics, reactor design and environmental microbiology are introduced along with natural purification processes. It also details the design of unit processes for primary, secondary and advanced treatment, as well as solids processing and removal. Recovery of water, energy and nutrients are explained with the help of process concepts and design applications.

    This textbook is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have some knowledge of environmental chemistry and fluid mechanics. Professionals in the wastewater industry will also find this a handy reference.

    1 Sustainable wastewater treatment and engineering

    2 Reaction kinetics and chemical reactors

    3 Wastewater microbiology

    4 Natural purification processes

    5 Wastewater treatment fundamentals

    6 Preliminary treatment

    7 Primary treatment

    8 Secondary treatment – suspended growth process

    9 Secondary treatment – Attached growth and combined Processes

    10 Secondary clarification and disinfection

    11 Anaerobic wastewater treatment

    12 Solids processing and disposal

    13 Advanced treatment processes

    14 Resource recovery and sustainability

    15 Design examples


    Dr. Rumana Riffat is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research interests include wastewater treatment, specifically nutrient removaland anaerobic treatment of wastewater and biosolids.

    Dr. Taqsim Husnain is Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. His research interests include sustainable water and wastewater treatment with advanced membrane separation processes and resource recovery from wastewater.