Physicochemical Treatment Processes

  • Lawrence K. Wang
  • Yung-Tse Hung
  • Nazih K. Shammas

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Frank Deluise, Lawrence K. Wang, Shoou-Yuh Chang, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ramesh K. Goel, Joseph R. V. Flora, J. Paul Chen
    Pages 21-45
  4. J. Paul Chen, Frederick B. Higgins, Shoou-Yuh Chang, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 47-101
  5. Nazih K. Shammas
    Pages 103-139
  6. Lawrence K. Wang, David A. Vaccari, Yan Li, Nazih K. Shammas
    Pages 141-197
  7. Lawrence K. Wang, Jy S. Wu, Nazih K. Shammas, David A. Vaccari
    Pages 199-228
  8. Nazih K. Shammas, John Y. Yang, Pao-Chiang Yuan, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 229-270
  9. Lawrence K. Wang, Pao-Chiang Yuan, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 271-314
  10. Nazih K. Shammas, Lawrence K. Wang
    Pages 315-357
  11. J. Paul Chen, Shoou-Yuh Chang, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 359-378
  12. Nazih K. Shammas, Inder Jit Kumar, Shoou-Yuh Chang, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 379-429
  13. Lawrence K. Wang, Edward M. Fahey, Zucheng Wu
    Pages 431-500
  14. J. Paul Chen, Shoou-Yuh Chang, Jerry Y. C. Huang, E. Robert Bauman, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 501-543
  15. Lawrence K. Wang, Chein-Chi Chang, Nazih K. Shammas
    Pages 545-571
  16. Yung-Tse Hung, Howard H. Lo, Lawrence K. Wang, Jerry R. Taricska, Kathleen Hung Li
    Pages 573-633
  17. Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran, Huu Hao Ngo, Durgananda Singh Chaudhary, Yung-Tse Hung
    Pages 635-676
  18. Duu-Jong Lee, Joo-Hwa Tay, Yung-Tse Hung, Pin Jing He
    Pages 677-703
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 705-723

About this book


Many human activities-and industrial production in particular-require enormous quantities of clean water and, at the same time, produce enormous quantities of wastes and pollution that require the development of major physical-chemical technologies, processes whose implementation and costs must be justified by the degree of treatment achieved. In Physicochemical Treatment Processes, Volume 3 of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering, a panel of practicing professional engineers and respected educators critically survey both the principles and practices involved in water pollution control, potable water treatment, water reuse, and sludge treatment. The authors discuss the performance, potential, and limitations of each major physicochemical treatment process in detail-including the physical and chemical theory behind it, the applications, the design procedures, examples, references, and cost data-as a basis for intelligent planning and realization of abatement systems. Among the processes covered are screening, comminution, flow equalization, neutralization, mixing, coagulation, flocculation, chemical precipitation, oxidation, recarbonization, softening, halogenation, and disinfection. Additional chapters discuss ozonation, electrolysis, sedimentation, dissolved air flotation, gravity filtration, granular activated carbon adsorption, and sludge treatment. The emphasis throughout is on developing the necessary engineering from fundamental principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Two companion volumes, Air Pollution Control Engineering, Volume 1, and Advanced Air and Noise Pollution Control, Volume 2, survey the basic air pollution control techniques and the use of multiple techniques to deal with air, thermal, and noise pollution.
Cutting-edge and highly practical, Physicochemical Treatment Processes, Volume 3 offers educators, students, and practicing engineers a strong grounding in the principles of this critical field, as well as effective methods for developing optimal physical-chemical technologies at costs that are fully justified by the degree of treatment achieved.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence K. Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 4
  • Nazih K. Shammas
    • 2
  1. 1.Zorex CorporationNewtonville
  2. 2.Lenox Institute of Water TechnologyLenox
  3. 3.Krofta Engineering CorporationLenox
  4. 4.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityCleveland

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