Tag Archives: Wastewater treatment

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Sulphate-reducing bacteria in biological treatment wastewaters
Author: Dorota Wolicka
Call number: TD756.45.W861
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Synopsis:
Human activity is strictly linked with the production of waste, i.e., materials and substances that are undesired and cannot be used further. On the one hand these substances are natural to the environment, eliminated from further technological process by their uselessness (e.g. mining waste), or represent new products such as anthropogenic waste, being the by-product of industrial and agricultural activities. A separate group comprises municipal waste that is not linked with production but results from human dwelling. Utilization actions aiming at neutralizing and/or removal of waste are focused on substances that due to their existing or potential chemical activity may negatively influence the biosphere. Non-active substances represent alien elements in the natural environment, but due to their passive character, their utilization is concentrated on non-conflicting storage. Active pollutants influencing the natural environment penetrate it as gaseous emanations, fluids (sewage and effluents) and solids. This book addresses this very important issue and covers the topic of restriction of emission and removal of hazardous gaseous emanations that should be conducted in places where they are formed. Imperfection of the applied technology or its lack results in atmospheric pollution. This problem can be of local (around industrial plants, e.g. chemical works, food processing plants, around farmsteads and stock farms), country or global range (emission of CO2, nitrogen compounds, gases hazardous to the ozone layer). [Publisher’s info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Wastewater microbiology
Author: Gabriel Bitton
Call number: QR48.B624 2011
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Synopsis:
Instead of updating his 1980 Introduction to Environmental Virology, Bitton (environmental engineering sciences, U. of Florida-Gainesville) decided to expand his treatment to all microorganisms in water and wastewater treatment, and the fate of pathogens and parasites in engineered systems. The fourth edition integrates continuing developments in fundamental and molecular biology topics, and adds a new chapter on the microbial source tracking of fecal contamination. The sections cover fundamentals of microbiology, public health microbiology, the microbiology of wastewater treatment, biotechnology in wastewater treatment, the fate and toxicity of chemicals in wastewater treatment plants, and the microbiology and public health aspects of wastewater effluents and biosolids disposal and reuse. [As taken from Syndetic Solutions]

New title for Environmental Engineering

  Title:  Treatment of micropollutants in water and wastewater
Editors:  Jurate Virkutyte, Rajender S. Varma, Veeriah Jegatheesan
Call number:  TD430.T784R
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Synopsis:
This book will give a comprehensive overview of modern analytical methods and will summarize novel single and hybrid methods to remove continuously emerging contaminants – micropollutants from the aqueous phase. New trends (e.g. sensor technology, nanotechnology and hybrid treatment technologies) will be described in detail. The book is very timely because the new techniques are still in the development phase and have to be realized not only in the laboratory but also on a larger scale. The content of the book is divided into chapters that present current descriptive and analytical methods that are available to detect and measure micropollutants together with detailed information on various chemical, biological and physicochemical methods that have evolved over the last few decades. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental & Water Resources Engineering

Title:  Wastewater solids incineration systems
Author:  Water Environment Federation. Incineration Task Force
Call number:  TD201.W323
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Summary
This comprehensive manual offers you expert incineration guidance for biosolids and wastewater applications, covering current practice and environmentally friendly choices. The book fully explains the safety, permitting, design, operations, and maintenance of the incineration process. Contents: — Introduction Safety Permitting and Emissions  –Regulations Combustion Theory and Practice Combustion Technology  –Heat Recovery and Reuse Emission Control and Monitoring Ash — Handling and Recycling Instrumntation and Control Systems — Incineration Operation Incineration Maintenance — Appendix: Combustion Fundamentals — Appendix: Incineration Systems Determination of Waster water Solids Incineration Costs — Appendix: Case Studies [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental & Water Resources Engineering

disinfection Title:  Disinfection of wastewater effluent : comparison of alternative technologies
Authors:  Lawrence Y.C. Leong, Jeff Kuo, and Chi-Chung Tang.
Call number:  TD427.M53D611
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Summary
This project developed a singular document that presents the pros and cons and costs of the various technical options for wastewater disinfection. The resulting report is intended to be utilized by wastewater professionals to help evaluate and select the appropriate technology for their application. This report presents a review of the existing literature, a survey of disinfection practice by major POTWs, and surveys of facilities with UV and ozone systems. The known advantages and disadvantages of the mature technologies (chlorine, UV, and ozone), other technologies, and combinations of multiple disinfection alternatives are summarized. The report synthesizes this information and presents a coherent method for selecting a disinfection technology, based on individual priorities and criteria. Finally, the report identifies data gaps that would benefit from additional research. [Publishers info]