Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition By Joanne E. Drinan, Frank Spellman

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Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition





  • Presents the state of the art in treatment technology
  • Provides step-by-step descriptions of drinking water and wastewater unit processes and equipment
  • Includes new summary sections at the end of each chapter
  • Covers new drinking and wastewater regulatory requirements


Lauded for its engaging, highly readable style, the best-selling first edition became the premier guide for nonengineers involved in water and wastewater treatment operations. Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition continues to provide a simple, nonmathematical account of the unit processes used to treat both drinking water and wastewater.


Completely revised and expanded, this second edition adds new material on technological advances, regulatory requirements, and other current issues facing the water and wastewater industries. Using step-by-step, jargon-free language, the authors present all the basic unit processes involved in drinking water and wastewater treatment. They describe each unit process, the function of the process in water or wastewater treatment, and the basic equipment used in each process. They also explain how the processes fit together within a drinking water or wastewater treatment system and discuss the fundamental concepts that constitute water and wastewater treatment processes as a whole.


Avoiding mathematics, chemistry, and biology, the book includes numerous illustrations for easy comprehension of concepts and processes. It also contains chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations for quick reference.



Table of Contents

Current Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations

Basics of Water Treatment
Water Regulations, Parameters, and Characteristics
Water Purification: System Overview
Sources, Intake, and Screening
Coagulation and Flocculation

Basics of Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Regulations, Parameters, and Characteristics
Wastewater Sources and Types
Wastewater Treatment: Basic Overview
Collection Systems
Preliminary Treatment
Primary Sedimentation
Biological Treatment
Secondary Sedimentation
Advanced Treatment
Wastewater Disinfection
Discharge Effluent

Basics of Water and Wastewater Solids Treatment and Management
Water Solids Management: System Overview
Water Solids Treatment and Disposal
Wastewater Biosolids Management: System Overview
Wastewater Biosolids Treatment
Wastewater Biosolids Disposal



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