1st Edition

Water and Wastewater Engineering Technology

By Subhash Verma Copyright 2024
    580 Pages 101 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Water and Wastewater Engineering Technology presents the basic concepts and applications of water and wastewater engineering technology. It is primarily designed for students pursuing programs in civil, water resources, and environmental engineering, and presents the fundamentals of water and wastewater technology, hydraulics, chemistry, and biology. The book examines the urban water cycle in two main categories, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment. The material lays the foundation for typical one-semester courses in water engineering and also serves as a valuable resource to professionals operating and managing water and wastewater treatment plants. The chapters in this book are standalone, offering the flexibility to choose combinations of topics to suit the requirements of a given course or professional application.


    • Contains example problems and diagrams throughout to illustrate and clarify important topics.

    • Problems both in SI and USC system of units.

    • The procedure of unit cancellation followed in all solutions to the problems.

    • Design applications and operation of water and wastewater system emphasized.

    • Includes numerous practice problems with answers, and discussion questions in each chapter cover a range of engineering interventions to help conserve water resources and preserve water quality.

    Section I: Basic Sciences 1. Introduction. 2. Standards of Measurement. 3. Basic Hydraulics. 4. Basic Chemistry. 5. Microbial Water Quality. Section II: Water Treatment 6. Sources of Water Supply. 7. Water Demand and Water Quality. 8. Coagulation and Flocculation. 9. Sedimentation. 10. Filtration. 11. Disinfection. 12. Water Softening. 13. Miscellaneous Methods I. 14. Miscellaneous Methods II. Section III: Water Distribution 15. Water Distribution. 16. Pipeline Systems. 17. Pumps and Pumping. 18. Water Distribution Operation. Section IV: Wastewater Collection 19. Wastewater Collection System. 20. Design of Sewers. 21. Construction of Sewers. Section V: Wastewater Treatment 22. Natural Purification. 23. Characteristics of Wastewater. 24. Primary Treatment. 25. Activated Sludge Process. 26. Stabilization Ponds. 27. Attached Growth Systems. 28. Anaerobic Systems. 29. Bio-Solids. 30. Advanced Wastewater Treatment. 


    Before leaving for Canada in 1978, Subhash was an assistant professor in the Department of Soil and Water Engineering of Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India. After completing his Master of Engineering in Water resources Engineering, from University of Guelph, he stayed with school of engineering and researched on watershed modeling. In 1982, Subhash joined Sault college of Applied Arts and Technology to head a new program in Water Resources Engineering Technology. In addition to teaching, Subhash developed training programs in many areas of water and wastewater engineering technology. These training programs were delivered to Ministry of Environment personnel in the Province of Ontario. During his stay at Sault College, Subhash developed course manuals to supplement courses in hydraulics, hydrology, water supply and wastewater engineering technology. Starting in the year, 2007, Subhash was appointed chair of Sault Ste. Source Protection Committee by the Minister of Environment. After his retirement, Subhash past time is developing and teaching online courses in water and wastewater technology on Ontario learn, a provincial initiative. Subhash has been the lead author of two books titled; Water Supply Engineering and Environmental Engineering, fundamentals and applications. He is currently working on three titles in Water Resources Engineering; Applied hydraulics, Engineering Hydrology, and Groundwater and Wells.