Principles of Water Quality control


  • T.H.Y. Tebbutt, Director of Group Research, Biwater Ltd, UK

The definitive student text in its field for 25 years, this new edition takes an environmental perspective that is highly relevant in the context of current public policy debates. New material also includes EU regulations and changes in the UK water industry since privatisation. The latest technological developments are also taken into account.As before, the book is intended for undergraduate courses in civil engineering and the environmental sciences, and as preliminary reading for postgraduate courses in public health engineering and water resources technology. It will also be a vital text for post-experience training and professional development, in particular for students preparing for the examinations of the Institute of Water Pollution Control and the Institution of Public Health Engineers.
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Students of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Water Company Engineers and trainees in water supply occupations.


Book information

  • Published: December 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3658-2

Table of Contents

Preface; 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; Quantitites 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.