|About the Book|
Municipal wastewater containing a broad spectrum of contaminants at various concentrations results from the mixing of waste water from a range of different sources. Effective collection, treatment and disposal of this waste water is essential to the adequate functioning of any society, and with increasing quantities its management and treatment is a major challenge throughout the world. Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Processes illustrates the link between waste water type and quality, and treatment process selection and performance. Individual chapters concentrate on specific waste water treatment processes, detailing the chemical and engineering principles behind the process, and further illustrating process implementation by the use of process flow diagrams, photographs and case studies. Two introductory chapters give an overview of current European & US legislation and provide an introduction to a number of typical waste water treatment works via photographs and process flow diagrams. Treatment options for specific pollutants, including nutrients and odours, are reviewed and the reasons for selecting appropriate processes are discussed. A final chapter reviews the potential for reuse of treated waste water.