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Publication Date: 01/09/2008

Pages: 528

Binding: Hardback

ISBN13: 9781843391883

eISBN: 9781780401867

Principles, Modelling and Design

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There is now a Spanish edition of this book, including an Open Access PDF. Find out more here.

Over the past twenty years, the knowledge and understanding of wastewater treatment have advanced extensively and moved away from empirically-based approaches to a first principles approach embracing chemistry, microbiology, physical and bioprocess engineering, and mathematics. Many of these advances have matured to the degree that they have been codified into mathematical models for simulation with computers. For a new generation of young scientists and engineers entering the wastewater treatment profession, the quantity, complexity and diversity of these new developments can be overwhelming, particularly in developing countries where access is not readily available to advanced level tertiary education courses in wastewater treatment. 

Biological Wastewater Treatment addresses this deficiency. 

  • It assembles and integrates the postgraduate course material of a dozen or so professors from research groups around the world that have made significant contributions to the advances in wastewater treatment. 
  • The book forms part of an internet-based curriculum in biological wastewater treatment which also includes
    o summarized lecture handouts of the topics covered in book
    o filmed lectures by the author professors
    o tutorial exercises for students self-learning 

Upon completion of this curriculum the modern approach of modelling and simulation to wastewater treatment plant design and operation, be it activated sludge, biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal, secondary settling tanks or biofilm systems, can be embraced with deeper insight, advanced knowledge and greater confidence.

Click here for information on the online course in Biological Wastewater Treatment from UNESCO-IHE

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