Completely rewritten to reflect contemporary interest in bioreactors used in wastewater treatment while maintaining the features that made its predecessor the unrivalled choice of educators, students, and practitioners for nearly two decades, this Second Edition of a classic textbook integrates the principles of biochemical processes with their applications in the real world—communicating modern, rational approaches to the conception, design, operation, and optimization of existing and novel biochemical unit operations in a comprehensive yet lucid manner.
Covers commonly used as well as new suspended and attached growth reactors, including combined carbon and ammonia oxidation, activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, aerobic digestion, anaerobic processes, lagoons, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, fluidized beds, and biologically aerated filters!
Written by noted experts in the field sharing extensive academic and industrial experience, this thoroughly updated Second Edition imparts a theoretical and quantitative understanding of biochemical operations, specifically the kinetics and stoichiometry of major reactions employs mathematical models, such as the IAWQ Activated Sludge Models and biofilm modeling, to illustrate how bioreactor configuration affects performance in suspended and attached growth systems presents biochemical operations as integrated systems in which carbon oxidation, nitrification, denitrification, and phosphorus removal are potential reactions and parallel events, emphasizing the engineer's role in determining which events dominate furnishes process descriptions as well as details affecting the design, operation, and performance of suspended and attached growth bioreactors in a step-by-step fashion while employing practical constraints to ensure system viability in the real world reveals the future of bioreactors in the removal of xenobiotic organic chemicals from wastewater and more!
An edifying text for students as well as a flexible and complete on-the-job reference and self-study guide for practitioners, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Second Edition offers a range of features that will make it a treasured resource for years to come… examples reinforcing the material presented graphs and tables illustrating the principles of performance chapter summaries end-of-chapter study questions standardized use of symbols and definitions extensive references to key sources in the book.
Further complemented with drawings and equations, this readily accessible text is indispensable for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students taking courses, such as Biological Wastewater Treatment, Biochemical Unit Operations, Design of Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Control Systems, Biological and Wastewater Process Engineering, and Biological Process Design, as well as environmental, pollution, wastewater, civil, chemical, and biological and chemical process engineers, and other professionals working in wastewater treatment, such as utility and technical service managers and process control analysts.