Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants

WEF Manual of Practice No. 30

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November 15, 2005


Mixed media product, 597 pages


0071464158 / 9780071464154


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Main description

BNR is a fast-growing method of removing biological pollutants (bacteria, etc.) from wastewater. Experts from both the Water Environment Federation and the American Society of Civil Engineers have collaborated on this definitive work which is intended to be a practical manual for plant managers and operators who needed current information on BNR.

Table of contents

PREFACE Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Overall Process Considerations Chapter 3: Nitrification and Denitrification Chapter 4: Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Chapter 5: Combined Nutrient Removal Systems Chapter 6: Models for Nutrient Removal Chapter 7: Sludge Bulking and Foaming Chapter 8: Chemical Addition and Chemical Feed Control Chapter 9: Sludge Fermentation Chapter 10: Solids Handling and Processing Chapter 11: Laboratory Analyses Chapter 12: Optimization and Troubleshooting Techniques Chapter 13: Instrumentation and Automated Process Control GLOSSARY INDEX

Author comments

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 76 Member Associations in 30 countries. Its headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia. The American Society of Civil Engineers is a leading professional organization of civil engineers. Founded in 1853, ASCE has more than 133,000 members worldwide.

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Written by industry experts for industry professionals, this complete guide to biological nutrient removal (BNR) provides up-to-date information on plant design and operation for managers, operators, consultants, and those training in wastewater engineering.

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) in Wastewater Treatment Plants instructs readers in the theory, equipment, and practical techniques needed to optimize BNR in varied environments, from plants larger than 380 000 m3/d (100 mgd) to plants smaller than 380 m3/d (100 000 gpd), anywhere in the world. The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide ever written on achieving higher standards of water quality through biological nutrient removal, this expert-authored text links practical BNR to all phases of wastewater treatment, covering system design, equipment choices, configuring equipment and processes, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

For forward-looking wastewater professionals confronting -- or preparing to confront -- more stringent treatment requirements, this manual is an essential tool.

Today's Technologies and Methods -- Hands-On:

  • Theory of biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal
  • Step-by-step evaluation guide to BNR for municipalities and treatment plants
  • BNR system selection
  • Process configurations for nitrogen removal, phosphorus removal, ammonia removal, and combined systems
  • Modeling nutrient removal
  • Design and configuration of equipment and processes
  • Sludge bulking, foaming, and fermentation
  • Chemical use and control
  • Solids handling and processing
  • Troubleshooting guides to all processes
  • Ongoing management of operations and equipment maintenance
  • Student workbook for training programs or self-instruction

Overall Process Considerations * Nitrification and Denitrification * Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal * Combined Nutrient Removal Systems * Models for Nutrient Removal * Sludge Bulking and Foaming * Chemical Addition and Chemical Feed Control * Sludge Fermentation * Solids Handling and Processing * Laboratory Analyses * Optimization and Troubleshooting Techniques * Instrumentation and Automated Process Control * Student Workbook

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