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Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse [Hardcover]

George Tchobanoglous , Franklin L. Burton , H. David Stensel
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March 26, 2002 0070418780 978-0070418783 4th
Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 4/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill's authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- tt describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; greater emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; changes in regulations and the development of new technologies for wastewater disinfection; and new regulations governing the treatment, reuse, and disposal of sludge (biosolids). Greater concern for infrastructure renewal including upgrading the design and performance of wastewater treatment plants.

This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids.


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  • Series: McGraw-Hill Series in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hardcover: 1848 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4th edition (March 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070418780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070418783
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I have been using this text in a wastewater engineering course. It covers the different aspects of wastewater engineering well, providing in depth treatments of each. However, the great size of this book (over 1800 pages) may also be its weakness, making it an unmanageable project for the editors.

In one month of usage, I have found serious gaps in the problems. Many cross-references are incorrect, and there are some problems which omit values required for solution.

In short, this is a good source of information. With closer editing, it could be better.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Textbook, Lacks Global Perspective June 21, 2002
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I bought the book and it is worth every dollar, including the additional 18% sales tax in Israel. It is a monumental work, very clear and well written. We needed this book. Having said that, I feel that the reuse aspects in general and the "unplanned indirect drinking reuse" in particular, have received only a marginal coverage in the book. That may be sufficient for the U.S.A., but innumerable European and Asian cities base their water supply on rivers that are mostly treated wastewater. In Israel, agriculture is based on reuse yet in the book, agriculture has the same weight as golf courses. Again, in the U.S.A. it may be so, but certainly not in the rest of the world. Industrial reuse mentions only evaporative cooling and that without the critical problem of blowdown disposal. Additional examples would be helpful. In reuse issues, "emerging patogens" (i.e., those feared but yet inexistent) are given more attention that critical problems such as salt content and subsequent aquifer and soil salination. Table 13-6 does not even mention salt. The inclusion of European and Israeli contributors would have produced an even better, a more balanced work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars give complete information! January 18, 2011
By kmetz
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is the international version. I do not yet know if that makes a difference with this book, but as this is a textbook, I believe information such as that would be pertinent to the buyer, since assignments depend on having the correct version in many cases.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE FOR ALL SANITARY ENGINEERS December 7, 2004
Format:Hardcover
I can't stress enough the value in this text. Like my title states this is a must have for all sanitary engineers. The book covers everything you must know concerning wastewater treatment written by professionals working in the field. I would hope some day that they publish a book on pump stations and sanitary sewer design as well. I think that they would also be on the top of the list for these areas as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Refreence Book June 25, 2013
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My Professor used to call this the Bible of Civil Engineering. This book is not a great textbook but it is a good reference book for the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is "Indian Edition" October 11, 2013
By Pomai
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This is Indian Edition. I did not realize this until after I received the book. It was shipped from india, with high VOC ink, mis-aligned margins, and photocopied pages. Don't know if all Indian editions are like that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Reference November 11, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I found this book helpful in my preperation for the exam. It is a listed reference by NCEES, and will be useful for the exam and in practice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, poor support October 29, 2007
Format:Hardcover
Metcalf and Eddy's Wastewater Engineering series is always good, but new editions of any book seem to have mistakes in the examples. The one that's bugging me ( it's the only one I've tried so far) is Example 4-10, concerning the time required to absorb a gas. The book gets a V value of 10; I get 1200. There's obviously something that needs explaining here, but I've been unable to get any help from either Metcalf & Eddy or McGraw Hill. My e-mails don't seem to get to anyone who can help, or they're being ignored.
It seems to be a good book, but if you have any questions you're on your own.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the original book
This wasn't the actual book. It is copies of everything that is reconfigured to look like the book. Still works but for the price, I was expecting better quality.
Published 5 months ago by Ryan Thune
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelletn book.
I like very much of this book. It is a handbook, so no very deep information can be found in it. It covers a bright branch of wastewater engineering and it is very necessary to... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mauri S A Palma
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Textbook Available on the Subject Matter
This text contains an exhaustive amount of material necessary for a practicing environmental engineer and/or a seasoned wastewater treatment plant operator. Read more
Published 13 months ago by William Dwayne DelGrande
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but could have been better.
This book was required for a college course. I bought it because it is one of the staples in wastewater engineering. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Megan G
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
The time was perfect, for far too early. The book is very nice and it is what I expected. It only habe some scrashes.
Published 17 months ago by Cecilia
5.0 out of 5 stars Good !
It has been helpful for an engineer who is doing it on real life for a big sugar factory, for basics and advanced knowledge
Published 17 months ago by Omar
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
I am an environmental engineer but not a wastewater treatment specialist, and have found this text very helpful. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Spider
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have
A must for all engineers. Great reference book for all offices. It is the best all around. We get a copy for all new hires.
Published 24 months ago by riverview bull
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive text
This text provides a very comprehensive look at wastewater engineering. Some of the variables used in the text seem to be inconsistent from section to section which can make some... Read more
Published on July 6, 2012 by Snarx
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
Got a few questions on the night portion of the test out of this one. Knowing about the test you should know that means alot.
Published on April 2, 2012 by C. Fuller
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