Wetland Systems to Control Urban Runoff

1st Edition

Authors: M. Scholz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444527349
eBook ISBN: 9780080464022
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 18th August 2006
Page Count: 360
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Wetland Systems to Control Urban Runoff integrates natural and constructed wetlands, and sustainable drainage techniques into traditional water and wastewater systems used to treat surface runoff and associated diffuse pollution. The first part of the text introduces the fundamentals of water quality management, and water and wastewater treatment. The remaining focus of the text is on reviewing treatment technologies, disinfection issues, sludge treatment and disposal options, and current case studies related to constructed wetlands applied for runoff and diffuse pollution treatment. Professionals and students will be interested in the detailed design, operation, management, process control and water quality monitoring and applied modeling issues.

Key Features

  • Contains a comprehensive collection of timely, novel and innovative research case studies in the area of wetland systems applied for the treatment of urban runoff
  • Demonstrates to practitioners how natural and constructed wetland systems can be integrated into traditional wastewater systems, which are predominantly applied for the treatment of surface runoff and diffuse pollution
  • Assesses the design, operation, management and water treatment performance of sustainable urban drainage systems including constructed wetlands


Professionals, researchers, and upper division undergraduate and graduate level students in the water and environmental engineering, science and management areas, as well as in the wastewater industry.

Table of Contents

About the Author Preface Acknowledgements Acronyms and Abbreviations Dedications Contents 1 Water Quality Standards 1.1 Introduction and Historical Aspects 1.2 Water Quality Standards and Treatment Objectives 1.3 Some Thoughts on the Standards 2 Water Treatment 2.1 Sources of Water 2.2 Standard Water Treatment 2.3 Basic Water Chemistry 3 Sewage Treatment 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Design Flow Rates 3.3 Treatment Principles 3.4 Engineering Classification of Sewage Treatment Stages 4 Organic Effluent 4.1 Biochemical Oxygen Demand 4.2 BOD Test 4.3 Chemical Oxygen Demand 4.4 Other Variables Used for the Characterization of Wastewater 5 Stream Pollution and Effluent Standards 5.1 Organic Stream Pollution 5.2 Prediction of Organic Stream Pollution 5.3 Effluent Discharge Standard Principles 6 Preliminary Treatment 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Design of Screening Units 6.3 Design Details for Screening Units 6.4 Comminutors 6.5 Grit Removal 7 Primary Treatment 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Loading Rate Methods 7.3 Tank Design 7.4 Design Parameters 7.4.1 Design Settling Velocity 7.4.2 Horizontal Velocity 7.4.3 Time Ratio 7.5 Economics of Construction 7.5.1 Rectangular Settling Tanks 7.5.2 Circular Settling Tanks 7.6 Design Details 7.6.1 Rectangular Settling Tanks 7.6.2 Circular Settling Tanks 7.7 Hydraulic Losses 7.8 General Desig


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About the Author

M. Scholz

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Edingburgh, U.K.


"This new book, written by IEMA member Miklas Scholz (featured in ‘the environmentalist’ March 2006), covers the water and environmental engineering essentials relevant to the drainage and treatment of stormwater, wastewater and contaminated water from predominantly urban areas. Based on this 10 years’ experience in urban water research, Dr. Scholz successfully presents a book appealing to readers with different levels of experience and knowledge, including those less familiar with water quality management, to professions and students interested in design, process and management details. It is recommended as a most useful reference and textbook, combining case studies with the latest research finding in urban water management technology." --Magazine of the IEMA, December 2006