Wetland Systems to Control Urban Runoff

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Integration of natural and constructed wetlands, and sustainable drainage techniques into traditional water and wastewater systems to treat surface runoff and diffuse pollution


This novel and timely book on 'Wetland Systems to Control Urban Runoff' covers water and environmental engineering aspects relevant for the drainage and treatment of stormwater, wastewater and contaminated water from predominantly urban areas, providing a descriptive overview of the complex 'black box' treatment systems and design issues involved.

The author, Miklas Scholz, cand ing, BEng, PgC, MSc, PhD, ILTM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, MCIWEM, MICE, FIEMA, is a Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the top-rated Institute for Infrastructure and Environment at The University of Edinburgh. He is also a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and an Accredited Environmental Consultant.

Dr Scholz's overall research interests are in urban water management with a particular passion for solving water quality problems associated with constructed treatment wetlands and ponds, sustainable drainage system technology and planning, and filtration and sludge management.

Dr Scholz's national research reputation in urban water technology and management is outstanding, because he introduced novel design and management guidelines to the environmental engineering community. He has also a very good international reputation in sustainable urban drainage systems (particularly infiltration systems, ponds and particularly wetlands), biochemical processes within filtration systems, and sludge dewaterability testing, because of his unconventional multi-disciplinary and holistic approach in solving engineering problems, which eventually benefits the general public.

The textbook is essential for undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers in the civil and environmental engineering fields of water engineering, public health engineering, and related non-engineering disciplines including environmental science. Moreover, it is a useful reference for the design and operation of wetland systems by engineers and scientists working for the water industry, non governmental organisations, local authorities and governmental bodies. Furthermore, consulting engineers are able to apply practical design recommendations, and refer to a large variety of practical and applied research-based case studies.

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"Dr. Scholz successfully presents a book appealing to readers with different levels of experience and knowledge..."

—Magazine of the IEMA, December 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444527349
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/13/2006
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Water Quality Standards
2 Water Treatment
3 Sewage Treatment
4 Organic Effluent
5 Stream Pollution and Effluent Standards
6 Preliminary Treatment
7 Primary Treatment
8 Theory of Settling
9 Coagulation and Flocculation
10 Sludge Blanket Clarifiers
11 Flotation System
12 Slow Filtration
13 Rapid Filtration
14 Biological Treatment
15 Biological Filtration
16 Constructed Wetlands
17 Rotating Biological Contactors
18 Activated Sludge Processes
19 Iron and Manganese Removal
20 Water Softening
21 Water Microbiology
22 Disinfection
23 Sludge Treatment and Disposal
24 Wetlands Treating Contaminated Stream Water
25 Wetland Systems to Control Roof Runoff
26 Wetlands Treating Road Runoff
28 Modelling of Constructed Wetland Performance
29 Infiltration Wetland Systems
30 Sustainable Urban Drainage System Model
31 Natural Wetlands Treating Diffuse Pollution

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