Principles of Water Quality Control


  • T. H. Y. Tebbutt, University of Birmingham, UK

This popular and widely used text has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include new chapters which reflect the growth in awareness of the problems of environmental pollution, the importance of environmental protection, and the vital role of water in the developing countries. Also covers the basic characteristics of waters and wastewaters, relevant aspects of microbiology, water pollution and the theoretical and practical basis of treatment processes. Includes numerous problems with answers. A useful list of further reading has been expanded (200 literature references approximately) to enable the reader to gain a wider appreciation of the topics covered.
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For undergraduate civil engineering students and advanced students in public health engineering and water resources technology; and practising engineers.


Book information

  • Published: March 1983
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-028704-1


This book should have universal appeal for it may, with advantage, be studied by teachers and students alike.

Water Research

...will be of value to students preparing for examinations of the Institute of Water Pollution Control and the Institute of Public Health Engineers.

New Scientist

Table of Contents

(partial) Introduction. Characteristics of waters and wastewaters. Sampling and analysis. Aquatic microbiology and ecology. Water quality and health. Biological oxidation of organic matter. Water pollution and its control. Quantities of water and wastewater. Introduction to treatment processes. Preliminary treatment processes. Clarification. Coagulation. Flow through porous media. Aerobic biological oxidation. Anaerobic biological oxidation. Disinfection. Chemical treatment. Sludge dewatering and disposal. Tertiary treatment and water reclamation. Water supply and sanitation in developing countries. Index.