Synopses & Reviews
Sewer Processes: Microbial and Chemical Process Engineering of Sewer Networks concentrates on process engineering of sewer networks from a chemical and microbiological point of view to be applied by sanitary and environmental engineers, and students. By considering the sewer as a chemical and biological reactor, the book extends beyond traditional hydraulics and pollutant transport to explain how in-sewer processes can be applied to managing, operating, and designing sewer networks. By understanding this concept and the data it generates, new modeling tools and design parameters can be developed that will assist engineers in reducing microbial and chemical pollution.
The book establishes sewer processes as an integral part of managing, designing, and operating an urban wastewater system. It presents in-sewer processes from a fundamental and conceptual point of view for easy understanding by students. Both engineers and students will find the book's models and practical examples useful. It demonstrates a range of sewer and treatment issues, such as odor control, corrosion, and integrated wastewater treatment. It also explains how environmental process engineering principles can be applied to sewer design, resulting in better wastewater treatment and cleaner water entering receiving areas.
Since the first edition was published over a decade ago, advancements have been made in the design, operation, and maintenance of sewer systems, and new problems have emerged. For example, sewer processes are now integrated in computer models, and simultaneously, odor and corrosion problems caused by hydrogen sulfide and other volatile organic compounds, as well as other potential health issues, have caused environmental concerns to rise.
Reflecting the most current developments, Sewer Processes: Microbial and Chemical Process Engineering of Sewer Networks, Second Edition, offers the reader updated and valuable information on the sewer as a chemical and biological reactor. It focuses on how to predict critical impacts and control adverse effects. It also provides an integrated description of sewer processes in modeling terms. This second edition is full of illustrative examples and figures, includes revisions of chapters from the previous edition, adds three new chapters, and presents extensive study questions.
- Presents new modeling tools for the design and operation of sewer networks
- Establishes sewer processes as a key element in preserving water quality
- Includes greatly expanded coverage of odor formation and prediction
- Details the WATS sewer process model
- Highlights the importance of aerobic, anoxic, and anaerobic processes
Sewer Processes: Microbial and Chemical Process Engineering of Sewer Networks, Second Edition, provides a basis for up-to-date understanding and modeling of sewer microbial and chemical processes and demonstrates how this knowledge can be applied for the design, operation, and the maintenance of wastewater collection systems. The authors add chemical and microbial dimensions to the design and management of sewer networks with an overall aim of improved sustainability for the system itself and the surrounding environment.