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Water and Wastewater Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Water and Wastewater Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Water and Wastewater Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
By Mackenzie L Davis

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Book Description

An In-Depth Guide to Water and Wastewater Engineering

This authoritative volume offers comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater facilities. The book addresses water treatment in detail, following the flow of water through the unit processes and coagulation, flocculation, softening, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, and residuals management. Each stage of wastewater treatment--preliminary, secondary, and tertiary--is examined along with residuals management.

Water and Wastewater Engineering contains more than 100 example problems, 500 end-of-chapter problems, and 300 illustrations. Safety issues and operation and maintenance procedures are also discussed in this definitive resource.

Coverage includes:

  • Intake structures and wells
  • Chemical handling and storage
  • Coagulation and flocculation
  • Lime-soda and ion exchange softening
  • Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration
  • Sedimentation
  • Granular and membrane filtration
  • Disinfection and fluoridation
  • Removal of specific constituents
  • Drinking water plant residuals management, process selection, and integration
  • Storage and distribution systems
  • Wastewater collection and treatment design considerations
  • Sanitary sewer design
  • Headworks and preliminary treatment
  • Primary treatment
  • Wastewater microbiology
  • Secondary treatment by suspended and attached growth biological processes
  • Secondary settling, disinfection, and postaeration
  • Tertiary treatment
  • Wastewater plant residuals management
  • Clean water plant process selection and integration


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #307192 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-04-12
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 1.90" w x 8.20" l, 4.85 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1296 pages

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About the Author

Mackenzie L. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University where, for twenty years, he taught the senior-level design course, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design. Dr. Davis is the author Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Fourth Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2006).


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book for beginners and as reference for professionals
By David Willian Berri
Delivered on time, it was taken good care so, no issues. The book itself is really good. There are lots of problems and the explanations thought the chapters are simple and straight forward with examples for every subject.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Book
By Enve Engr Phd
This is the book to get if your are mystified by sometimes hard to follow MWH and/or Metcalf books so common for undergrad/grad courses. Best out there for water and waste water engineering; if your Professor has chosen this book for class you are in good hands!

For Professionals it is a great reference/reminder text. What it lacks in some "theory" it more than makes up for with practical application and input from fellow professionals.

A MUST.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3But walks through treatment processes and examples pretty nicely. Helpful for environmental engineering students
By Tessa Clarizio
There are a lot of typos in this book. But walks through treatment processes and examples pretty nicely. Helpful for environmental engineering students. I think as a professional, Metcalf & Eddy should be the one you go for though.

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