- Comprehensive explanation of sludge theory and engineering design
- Covers US and European disposal regulations and practices
- Includes design examples and solved problems
Intended for advanced students and practitioners of wastewater engineering, this comprehensive text clearly explains the theory and quantitative rationale for treating wastewater and industrial sludges, with public safety and efficiency in mind. The authors bring instructional and engineering backgrounds to the subject of sludge, presenting the necessary calculations as well as sample design alternatives for each process in sludge handling. The authors are fully attuned to the controversies surrounding sludge disposal and carefully lay out US and European regulations that govern current technologies. The book offers important information on emerging practices for safe and legal sludge disposal. Numerous case studies and sample problems are included for the benefit of instructors and students.
Even though the management of wastewater sludges and biosolids may represent half of the overall cost of wastewater treatment, many texts on wastewater treatment neglect these important issues. Vesilind’s 1979 text was a landmark in choosing to solely address these topics. Sanin, Clarkson, and Vesilind have finally given this work a well-deserved update. Especially useful are new sections covering land application practices and sludge/biosolids regulations. Sludge issues are truly international in scope and this is also reflected in the new book, covering both policies and practices with a global perspective. This is the best available text for any course on sludge and biosolids management.
–Steven K. Dentel, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Delaware