Legislation is now in place which demands high standards of effluent treatment and waste disposal, both industrial and domestic. This book provides a practical guide for plant managers, operators and consultants to the equipment and techniques available for improving the standard of effluent discharges from factories and treatment plant, to comply with the tougher discharge limits that the regulatory bodies now require.The book reviews both established techniques, showing how to maximise their potential, and new ones, providing a wide range of options from upgrading present plant to trying something new, but with a high chance of success first time. The text concentrates on minimising waste and maximising savings, including recycling. Practicality and simplicity of approach are stressed, with a range of case studies to demonstrate the approach. The book has been updated to include a review of developments since the first edition was published and features a new chapter on cesspools, septic tanks and small treatment plant.
John Arundel MSc, CFChem, MRSC, FCIWEM, started his career in thewater industry in 1972 and subsequently joined Thames WaterAuthority in 1974. As a scientist in charge of laboratories based at sewage workssites, he acquired much practical operating experience. Tradeeffluent control, plant commissioning and survey work also camewithin his remit. In 1988, as a Principal Scientist, he took over the managementof Thames Water's second largest laboratory at Reading. Thishad responsibility for rive and potable water analysis and laterthe analysis connected with the evaluation of the majorrefurbishment programme at wastewater plants then inprogress. In late 1990, he formed his own consultancy in Walton-on-Thamesand has subsequently established a considerable portfolio ofclients including major environmental consultancies, most of the UKwater companies and two government departments. His work involvessite audits and appraisals of wastewater treatment plant, advisingon design and treatment options, providing expert advice in legalcases and compiling the relevant sections of large environmentalaudits and assessments for due diligence cases or publicenquiries. Teaching duties include a series of lectures on wastewatermethods to postgraduate university students at Brunel and SurreyUniversities and in-house training for plant operations.
Acknowledgements; Common Abbreviations Used in the Water Industry; Introduction; Preliminary treatment; Suspended solids removal by settlement and flotation; Metal removal methods; Biological treatment methods; Sludge treatment and disposal; Cesspools, septic tanks and small sewage treatment plant; Developments in wastewater treatment; Sampling and analysis; Case histories; Appendices; Index