Water and Wastewater Technology

Water and Wastewater Technology

by Mark J. Hammer

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ISBN-13: 9780131599659
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Hammer Sr., Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, is a writer of Environmental Engineering publications in the United States and Saudi Arabia. During his long tenure as a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Hammer also served as the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Grant in Water Quality Control. Professor Hammer has taught at the King Fahd and King Abdulaziz Universities in Saudi Arabia where he conducted environmental engineering research in addition to his teaching responsibilities

Mark J. Hammer Sr. is an independent consultant in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mark J. Hammer Jr., is with HDR Engineering, Inc.

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PREFACE:

Preface

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and current practices in water processing, water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and sludge processing. The objective is to transfer knowledge of these subjects to persons interested in continuing their study in sanitary technology and engineering, and to persons interested in operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities.

This fourth edition updates the subject matter, illustrations, and problems to incorporate new concepts and issues related to the water environment. The most extensive revisions in this edition are the addition of new problems, hydraulics, disinfection of drinking water, wastewater processing, and editing of the previous text.

Based on our experience in education, we believe students benefit from a review of the disciplines that have specific applications in water supply and wastewater management. Therefore, the introductory chapters cover fundamentals of chemistry, biology, hydraulics, and hydrology applicable to sanitary studies. The subjects of water quality and pollution are also introductory to understand the reasons for the selection of processes in water and wastewater treatment.

In presenting water supply and wastewater management, the approach is traditional, with water distribution, processing, and operation of systems separated from wastewater collection, treatment, and operation. We have carefully integrated the subject matter in each area so readers can clearly understand the interrelationships between individual unit operations and integration of systems as a whole. The finalchapters on advanced wastewater treatment and water reuse are increasingly important in many regions for pollution control and beneficial use of water resources.

Extensive use of illustrations increases the understanding of concepts and shows modern equipment and facilities. Also, numerous sample calculations assist the reader in the application of equations, charts, and tabulated data. Answers are given for some of the homework problems, mainly to help persons interested in individual study.

A discussion of the book's contents is given in Chapter 1, Introduction.

We would like to thank the reviewers of this edition for their helpful comments and suggestions: Roger Hlavek, Indiana University; Francis J. Hopcroft, Wentworth Institute of Technology; and Jerry A. Nathahson, Union County College.

We hope this book will be of benefit to both present and future colleagues who teach, study, and practice in the area of the water environment.

Mark J. Hammer
Mark J. Hammer, Jr.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Chemistry.
3. Biology.
4. Hydraulics and Hydrology.
5. Water Quality and Pollution.
6. Water Distribution Systems.
7. Water Processing.
8. Operation of Waterworks.
9. Wastewater Flows and Characteristics.
10. Wastewater Collection Systems.
11. Wastewater Processing.
12. Operation of Wastewater Systems.
13. Advanced Wastewater Treatment.
14. Water Reuse.
Appendix.
Index.

Preface

Preface

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and current practices in water processing, water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and sludge processing. The objective is to transfer knowledge of these subjects to persons interested in continuing their study in sanitary technology and engineering, and to persons interested in operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities.

This fourth edition updates the subject matter, illustrations, and problems to incorporate new concepts and issues related to the water environment. The most extensive revisions in this edition are the addition of new problems, hydraulics, disinfection of drinking water, wastewater processing, and editing of the previous text.

Based on our experience in education, we believe students benefit from a review of the disciplines that have specific applications in water supply and wastewater management. Therefore, the introductory chapters cover fundamentals of chemistry, biology, hydraulics, and hydrology applicable to sanitary studies. The subjects of water quality and pollution are also introductory to understand the reasons for the selection of processes in water and wastewater treatment.

In presenting water supply and wastewater management, the approach is traditional, with water distribution, processing, and operation of systems separated from wastewater collection, treatment, and operation. We have carefully integrated the subject matter in each area so readers can clearly understand the interrelationships between individual unit operations and integration of systems as a whole. The final chapters on advancedwastewater treatment and water reuse are increasingly important in many regions for pollution control and beneficial use of water resources.

Extensive use of illustrations increases the understanding of concepts and shows modern equipment and facilities. Also, numerous sample calculations assist the reader in the application of equations, charts, and tabulated data. Answers are given for some of the homework problems, mainly to help persons interested in individual study.

A discussion of the book's contents is given in Chapter 1, Introduction.

We would like to thank the reviewers of this edition for their helpful comments and suggestions: Roger Hlavek, Indiana University; Francis J. Hopcroft, Wentworth Institute of Technology; and Jerry A. Nathahson, Union County College.

We hope this book will be of benefit to both present and future colleagues who teach, study, and practice in the area of the water environment.

Mark J. Hammer
Mark J. Hammer, Jr.

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