Biological Treatment Processes

  • Lawrence K. Wang
  • Norman C. Pereira

Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mary Lou Bungay, Henry R. Bungay
    Pages 1-31
  3. Donald B. Aulenbach, Nicholas L. Clesceri
    Pages 33-89
  4. Nicholas L. Clesceri, Donald B. Aulenbach, James F. Roetzer
    Pages 91-133
  5. Jerry Y. C. Huang
    Pages 135-168
  6. Chin-Shu Liu, Shu-Hong Shieh
    Pages 169-228
  7. Calvin P. C. Poon, Lawrence K. Wang, Mu Hao Sung Wang
    Pages 229-303
  8. Calvin P. C. Poon, Lawrence K. Wang, Mu Hao Sung Wang
    Pages 305-359
  9. Lawrence K. Wang, Mu Hao Sung Wang, Calvin P. C. Poon
    Pages 361-425
  10. Mu Hao Sung Wang, Lawrence K. Wang, Calvin P. C. Poon
    Pages 427-448
  11. David A. Long
    Pages 449-494
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 495-498

About this book

Introduction

The past few years have seen the emergence of a growing, widespread desire in this country, and indeed everywhere, that positive actions be taken to restore the quality of our environment, and to protect it from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution-air, noise, solid waste, and water. Since pollution is a direct or indirect consequence of waste, if there is no waste, there can be no pollution, and the seemingly idealistic demand for "zero discharge" can be construed as a demand for zero waste. However, as long as there is waste, we can only attempt to abate the consequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. In those instances in which a particular type of pollution has been recognized, three major questions usually arise: (1) How serious is the pollution? (2) Is the technology to abate it available? and (3) Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of this series of books on environmental engineering is to help the reader formu­ late useful answers to the second and third of these questions, i. e. , to outline the best currently available engineering solutions, and to examine their costs in the light of the real level of benefits afforded. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to specific pollution problems has been a major factor contributing to the success of environmental engineering, and in large measure has ac­ counted for the establishment of a "methodology of pollution control.

Keywords

environment environmental engineering pollution pollution control

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence K. Wang
    • 1
  • Norman C. Pereira
    • 2
  1. 1.Lenox Institute for Research Inc.LenoxUSA
  2. 2.Monsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4820-0
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1986
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9176-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4820-0
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