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Water quality engineering : physical/chemical treatment processes analysis
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Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2013
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xxv, 878 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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PSZ JB 30000010305820 TD430 B386 2013 f Open Access Book Folio Book

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Explains the fundamental theory and mathematics of water and wastewater treatment processes

By carefully explaining both the underlying theory and the underlying mathematics, this text enables readers to fully grasp the fundamentals of physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. Throughout the book, the authors use detailed examples to illustrate real-world challenges and their solutions, including step-by-step mathematical calculations. Each chapter ends with a set of problems that enable readers to put their knowledge into practice by developing and analyzing complex processes for the removal of soluble and particulate materials in order to ensure the safety of our water supplies.

Designed to give readers a deep understanding of how water treatment processes actually work, Water Quality Engineering explores:

Application of mass balances in continuous flow systems, enabling readers to understand and predict changes in water quality Processes for removing soluble contaminants from water, including treatment of municipal and industrial wastes Processes for removing particulate materials from water Membrane processes to remove both soluble and particulate materials

Following the discussion of mass balances in continuous flow systems in the first part of the book, the authors explain and analyze water treatment processes in subsequent chapters by setting forth the relevant mass balance for the process, reactor geometry, and flow pattern under consideration.

With its many examples and problem sets, Water Quality Engineering is recommended as a textbook for graduate courses in physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. By drawing together the most recent research findings and industry practices, this text is also recommended for professional environmental engineers in search of a contemporary perspective on water and wastewater treatment processes.

Author Notes

MARK M. BENJAMIN, PhD, is Professor of EnvironmentalEngineering at the University of Washington. A Fulbright Fellow,Dr. Benjamin is an expert in physical and chemical treatmentprocesses. His research examines the behavior of natural organicmatter and its removal from potable water sources. Moreover, he hasdeveloped adsorption-based processes for the removal of metals,natural organic matter, and other contaminants from solutions. Amajor focus of his current research has been the membrane treatmentof drinking water.

DESMOND F. LAWLER, PhD, holds the Nasser I. Al-RashidChair in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas and is amember of the University's Distinguished Teaching Academy.Throughout his career, his research and teaching have focused onphysical-chemical treatment processes. The research has emphasizedparticle removal in drinking water and wastewater but has alsoinvolved gas transfer, precipitation, oxidation, and desalination.Fourteen of his Ph.D. advisees hold academic positions, while hisnumerous M.S. research graduates work in consulting firms andgovernment agencies.