Basic Water Treatment is an essential reference on all aspects of potable water quality and treatment, providing the theoretical principles and practical details of widely-used treatment processes.
This accessible introduction and practical guide focuses on the issues of most interest to practising engineers, summarising the key issues and criteria in short and accessible sections, with additional theory to explain and support the treatment processes considered. Updated and expanded to include additional processes, topics and developing concerns, such as enhanced coagulation, ceramic membranes, ion exchange, contact tank design, chemicals associated with contraceptives and the carbon footprint of water supply, the fifth edition includes a new chapter on sizing of water treatment plants and details the different approaches taken to the ownership, regulation and institutional structures of water supply across the British Isles.
Basic Water Treatment is an essential resource for water engineers at all levels – a textbook for students, a handbook for engineers or chemists who are new to the industry, and an indispensable guide full of updated practical information for the established practitioner.
• Introduction and Structure of British
• Water Industry
• Quality of water
• Overview of water treatment
• Preliminary treatment
• Coagulation and ﬂocculation
• Coagulants and coagulant aids
• Theory and principles of clarification
• Types of clarifiers
• Membrane processes
• Other processes
• Waterworks wastes and sludge
• Private water supplies
• Water safety plans
• Sizing of Water Treatment Plants
• Water demand and use
Appendix 1. Sample calculations
Appendix 2. Comparison of different drinking water-quality standards
Appendix 3. Glossary
Appendix 4. SI units and basic conversion factors