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Water and Wastewater Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Water and Wastewater Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Water and Wastewater Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
By Mackenzie 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: #601033 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).


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5International vs Professional edition
By Harry N
In this review I just want to inform the difference between the international edition and the professional edition.

The international edition has 20 chapters and the professional edition has 28 chapters. The chapters that are not covered in the international edition are:
- Intake structures
- Wells
- Chemical handling and storage
- Removal of specific constituents
- Drinking water plant process selection and Integration
- Storage and distribution systems
- Sanitary Sewer design
- Clean water plant process selection and integration

I thought that this was important information in case that someone is thinking in buy one edition or the other. I noticed that until I bought the international edition.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4I recently needed a better understanding of the shape and general design of launders
By Brant M Miller
I use the book as a reference, not a text. It seems to contain the information that I need. For example, I recently needed a better understanding of the shape and general design of launders. The subject was adequately covered. However, I did not find a good discussion of the content (chemical and biological) of wastewater - although there is extensive discussion of treatment processes applicable to things that might be in wastewater.

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.

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