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Biological Wastewater Treatment

C. P. Leslie Grady Jr Glen T. Daigger Nancy G. Love Carlos D. M. Filipe

1200 pages
IWA Publishing
Written by experts in the field, the thoroughly updated 3rd Edition of Biological Wastewater Treatment covers commonly used and emerging suspended and attached growth reactors. Drawing on their extensive academic and industrial experience, the authors discuss combined carbon and ammonia oxidation, activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, aerobic digestion, anaerobic processes, lagoons, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, fluidized beds, and biologically aerated filters to provide a comprehensive understanding of the field of biological wastewater treatment. They integrate the principles of biochemical processes with applications in the real world, communicating approaches to the conception, design, operation, and optimization of biochemical unit operations in a comprehensive yet lucid manner. Imparts a theoretical and quantitative understanding of biochemical operations, specifically the kinetics and stoichiometry of major reactions  Employs mathematical models, such as the IWA/IAWQ Activated Sludge Models and biofilm modeling, to illustrate how bioreactor configuration affects performance in suspended and attached growth systems  Presents biochemical operations as integrated systems in which carbon oxidation, nitrification, denitrification, and phosphorus removal are potential reactions and parallel events, emphasizing the engineer’s role in determining which events dominate  Furnishes process descriptions as well as details affecting the design, operation, and performance of suspended and attached growth bioreactors in a step-by-step fashion while employing practical constraints to ensure system viability in the real world  Reveals the future of bioreactors in the removal of xenobiotic organic chemicals from wastewater   Click here to read and share material related to this title on the IWA WaterWiki.   Authors C. P. Leslie Grady, Jr., Clemson University, South Carolina, USA; Glen T. Daigger, CH2M Hill, Englewood, Colorado, USA; Nancy G. Love, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; Carlos D. M. Filipe, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Contents INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND. Classification of Biochemical Operations. Fundamentals of Biochemical Operations. Stoichiometry and Kinetics of Biochemical Operations. THEORY: MODELING OF IDEAL SUSPENDED GROWTH REACTORS.  Modeling Suspended Growth Systems. Aerobic Growth of Heterotrophs in a Single CSTR Receiving Soluble Substrate. Multiple Microbial Activities in  Single CSTR. Multiple Microbial Activities in Complex Systems. Anaerobic Systems for Acidogenesis and Methanogenesis. Techniques for Evaluating Kinetic and Stoichiometry Parameters. Applications: SUSPENDED GROWTH REACTORS. Design and Evaluation of Suspended Growth Processes. Activated Sludge. Biological Nutrient Removal. Aerobic Digestion. Suspended Growth Anaerobic Processes. Lagoons. THEORY: MODELING OF IDEAL ATTACHED GROWTH REACTORS. Biofilm Modeling. Aerobic Growth of Biomass in Packed Towers. Aerobic Growth of Heterotrophs in Rotating Disc Reactors. Fluidized Bed Biological Reactors. APPLICATIONS: ATTACHED GROWTH REACTORS.  Trickling Filter. Rotating Biological Contactor. Submerged Attached Growth Bioreactors. FUTURE CHALLENGES. Fate and Effects of Xenobiotic Organic Chemicals. Biological Wastewater Treatment: Third Edition is co-published with CRC Press