Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants: WEF Manual of Practice No. 30 / Edition 1

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Written by industry experts for industry professionals, this complete guide to biological nutrient removal (BNR) provides up-to-date information on plant design and operation for managers, operators, consultants, and those training in wastewater engineering.

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) in Wastewater Treatment Plants instructs readers in the theory, equipment, and practical techniques needed to optimize BNR in varied environments, from plants larger than 380 000 m3/d (100 mgd) to plants smaller than 380 m3/d (100 000 gpd), anywhere in the world. The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide ever written on achieving higher standards of water quality through biological nutrient removal, this expert-authored text links practical BNR to all phases of wastewater treatment, covering system design, equipment choices, configuring equipment and processes, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

For forward-looking wastewater professionals confronting — or preparing to confront — more stringent treatment requirements, this manual is an essential tool.

Today's Technologies and Methods — Hands-On:

  • Theory of biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal
  • Step-by-step evaluation guide to BNR for municipalities and treatment plants
  • BNR system selection
  • Process configurations for nitrogen removal, phosphorus removal, ammonia removal, and combined systems
  • Modeling nutrient removal
  • Design and configuration of equipment and processes
  • Sludge bulking, foaming, and fermentation
  • Chemical use and control
  • Solids handling and processing
  • Troubleshooting guides to all processes
  • Ongoing management of operations and equipment maintenance
  • Student workbook for training programs or self-instruction


Overall Process Considerations
• Nitrification and Denitrification
• Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal
• Combined Nutrient Removal Systems
• Models for Nutrient Removal
• Sludge Bulking and Foaming
• Chemical Addition and Chemical Feed Control
• Sludge Fermentation
• Solids Handling and Processing
• Laboratory Analyses
• Optimization and Troubleshooting Techniques
• Instrumentation and Automated Process Control
• Student Workbook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071464154
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Series: Wef Manual of Practice Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 597
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 76 Member Associations in 30 countries. Its headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia. The American Society of Civil Engineers is a leading professional organization of civil engineers. Founded in 1853, ASCE has more than 133,000 members worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Overall process considerations
Ch. 3 Nitrification and denitrification
Ch. 4 Enhanced biological phosphorus removal
Ch. 5 Combined nutrient removal systems
Ch. 6 Models for nutrient removal
Ch. 7 Sludge bulking and foaming
Ch. 8 Chemical addition and chemical feed control
Ch. 9 Sludge fermentation
Ch. 10 Solids handling and processing
Ch. 11 Laboratory analyses
Ch. 12 Optimization and troubleshooting techniques
Ch. 13 Instrumentation and automated process control
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