This book will present the theory involved in wastewater treatment processes, define the important design parameters involved, and provide typical values of these parameters for ready reference; and also provide numerical applications and step-by-step calculation procedures in solved examples. These examples and solutions will help enhance the readers’ comprehension and deeper understanding of the basic concepts, and can be applied by plant designers to design various components of the treatment facilities. It will also examine the actual calculation steps in numerical examples, focusing on practical application of theory and principles into process and water treatment facility design.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Wastewater Treatment: An Overview 2. Stoichiometry and Reaction Kinetics 3. Mass Balance and Reactors 4. Sources and Flow Rates of Municipal Wastewater 5. Characteristics of Municipal Wastewater 6. Wastewater Treatment Objectives, Design Considerations, and Treatment Processes 7. Screening 8. Grit Removal 9. Primary and Enhanced Sedimentation 10. Biological Waste Treatment
Dr. Syed R. Qasim is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr Qasim received his Ph.D and MSCE degrees from West Virginia University, and BSCE degree from India. He served on the faculty of Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY; and on the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington, TX from 1973 till his retirement in 2007. Dr. Qasim has conducted full time research with Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus Laboratories; and has worked as a design engineer with a consulting engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio. He has over 47 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the related fields of environmental engineering. His principal research and teaching interests include water and wastewater treatment processes and plant design, industrial waste treatment, and solid and hazardous waste management. He served nationally and internationally as a consultant with governmental agencies and private concerns. Dr. Qasim has written three books, and is author or coauthor of over 150 technical papers, encyclopedia and book chapters, and research reports. His papers, seminars, and short courses have been presented nationally and internationally. He is a life member of American Society of Civil Engineers and Water Environment Federation; a member of Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors , American Water Works Association, and other professional and honor societies. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
"A focused design textbook with the right balance of fundamentals and design examples."
—Krishna R Pagilla, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
"…covers almost all aspects of wastewater treatment, from collection to treatment and reuse, from conventional treatment processes to advanced treatment processes, and from theory and fundamentals to design examples. All chapters and topics are well aligned with the synopsis of the book in serial order. Instructors might have flexibility to choose certain topics selectively to best deliver coherent message in a course."
—Hyeok Choi, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
"This book by Qasim and Zhu integrates the fundamental principles related to wastewater treatment plant design and operation with an extensive set of design examples emphasizing the issues that engineering professionals are likely to face in the field. Besides providing a coverage of the main processes and unit operations, the book also presents critically needed information about nutrient and resource recovery, disposal, reuse, instrumentation, retrofitting, and advanced wastewater treatment processes. It is one of the most valuable books for wastewater treatment plant design – equally useful to students, educators, and practicing engineers."
—Syed A. Hashsham, Michigan State University, USA
"This book provides an excellent overview of critical concepts needed to solve many environmental challenges in the 21st century. It includes solved examples needed to understand critical concepts and contains many topics relevant to addressing water sustainability."
—Ramesh Goel, University of Utah, USA