Wastewater Engineering: Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities

Wastewater Engineering: Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (MOP 8 Series) provides the reader with the up-to-date knowledge and tools required to design water resource recovery facilities.

MOP8-textbook.jpgThis book serves as both a textbook for senior-level and graduate students in civil engineering and a reference work. The scope of coverage and the classroom-friendly features, such as learning objectives and example problems, make it an excellent tool for students transitioning from academia to practice, and it remains an essential resource for practitioners. Written by a team of professors and consultants and put through a rigorous industry review, Wastewater Engineering provides vital WRRF design information to an engineer at every stage of their education and career.

Wastewater Engineering has its roots in WEF’s Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (MOP 8), a long-time fixture on the design engineer’s shelf. As WEF approached how to update MOP 8, the organization decided to do so in a way that would address two significant needs in the water sector. The first was the need for current, nationally applicable, peer-reviewed design standards. The result was Standards for Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WEF 8). WEF 8 is a tool for seasoned design professionals, providing concise coverage of critical design criteria that has been formatted in quick-reference tables and bulleted lists. The second was the need for a wastewater design textbook and reference, as covered by this book. Within the MOP 8 series framework, this textbook serves as the entry point for new wastewater engineers and a primary reference work for practitioners, providing both theory and significant context behind the design parameters covered more briefly in WEF 8.

Features and educational tools:

  • Learning objectives for each chapter
  • Example problems with solutions to show students the application of the covered content
  • End-of-chapter practice problems for students to put their new knowledge into action
  • Supporting material to assist in learning, such as key terms and a notation table

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Water Resource Recovery Facilities
Chapter 2 Design Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Preliminary Treatment
Chapter 4 Sedimentation and Solids Separation
Chapter 5 Biological Principles
Chapter 6 Suspended Growth Systems
Chapter 7 Attached Growth Processes
Chapter 8 Nutrient Removal Systems
Chapter 9 Hydraulics and Hydraulic Profiles
Chapter 10 Wastewater Solids: Characteristics, Processing, and Transport
Chapter 11 Solids Thickening and Dewatering
Chapter 12 Stabilization 
Chapter 13 Chemical Conditioning and Thermal Processing
Chapter 14 Ultimate Disposal
Chapter 15 Tertiary Treatment for Sustainable Water Reuse
Chapter 16 Modeling and Mass Balance

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