Industrial Waste Treatment Handbook provides the most reliable methodology for identifying which waste types are produced from particular industrial processes and how they can be treated. There is a thorough explanation of the fundamental mechanisms by which pollutants become dissolved or become suspended in water or air. Building on this knowledge, the reader will learn how different treatment processes work, how they can be optimized, and the most efficient method for selecting candidate treatment processes. Utilizing the most up-to-date examples from recent work at one of the leading environmental and science consulting firms, this book also illustrates approaches to solve various environmental quality problems and the step-by-step design of facilities.

Key Features

* Practical applications to assist with the selection of appropriate treatment technology for target pollutants. * Includes case studies based on current work by experts in waste treatment, disposal, management, environmental law and data management. * Provides glossary and table of acronyms for easy reference.


environmental professionals, plant managers, engineers and consultants

Table of Contents

Management Of Industrial Wastes: Liquids, Solids, and Gases; Fundamentals; Regulations; Pollution Prevention; Waste Characterization; Methods of Treating Wastewater; Stormwater Management; Methods of Treating Solid Waste; Methods of Treating Air Discharges; Waste Disposal; Case Studies


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© 2006
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About the author

Woodard & Curran, Inc.

WOODARD & CURRAN is an award-winning, dynamic, growing environmental consulting firm integrating services in engineering, science, and operations to serve the public and private sectors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Twenty-six year old consulting and operations firm serving the public and private sectors. Portland, ME


“...a fine reference for anyone needing essential information on the sources of, and methods for treating, industrial wastewater.” — Chemical Engineering “This book motivates readers to handle pollution control both prudently and creatively. It is an essential reference for managers, engineers, scientists, and operators.” — Sandeep Y. Bodkhe, in Water Environment & Technology “Waste treatment engineers can now stop tearing their hair, or at least tug at it less violently. This guide takes them step by step through the complex and various stages of their tasks … The chapter on laws and regulations, that pesky, ever changing plethora of demands often the cause of the engineer’s grief. This is laid out clearly and with avuncular understanding. With the experience of Woodard and Curran behind the book, we can rest assured that the guidance in this huge reference guide is timely.” — U.S. Water News, October 1, 2006