Clarifier Design: WEF Manual of Practice No. FD-8

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November 16, 2005


Electronic book text, 704 pages

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0071589228 / 9780071589222

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Main description

Clarification is the final step in wastewater treatment. Once the water has been thoroughly cleansed, clarifiers remove both any remaining pollutants and the chemicals added by the treatment process (such as chlorine), so water can be safely released back into the local environment.

  • Current US water treatment facility expenditure exceeds $25 billion
  • The field's established authority on clarifier design
  • Updated to cover the latest modeling software, equipment selection, and common design "traps"
  • Details successful design approaches in Europe and Japan

Table of contents

Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Primary Clarifier Design Concepts and Considerations Chapter 3: High Rate & Wet Weather Clarifier Design Concepts & Considerations Chapter 4: Secondary Clarifier Design Concepts and ConsiderationsChapter 5: Tertiary Clarifier Design Concepts and Considerations Chapter 6: Mathematical Modeling of Secondary Settling TanksChapter 7: Field TestingChapter 8: Circular Clarifiers Chapter 9: Rectangular ClarifiersChapter 10: Clarifier Performance Monitoring and ControlChapter 11: International Approaches Chapter 12: Interaction of Clarifiers with Other FacilitiesAPPENDIX A: SETTLING TEST PROCEDUREINDEX

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 headquaarters is in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Written by some of the world's most knowledgeable authorities on wastewater clarification, Clarifier Design helps readers make fully informed decisions about this essential step in the wastewater cleansing process.

Contrasting traditional methods with the many leading-edge choices in clarifier design approaches, the text establishes criteria and protocols for decision-making. For potential buyers evaluating clarifier effectiveness for their particular situations, for vendors wanting to demonstrate the superiority of their designs, for designers creating new variations or products, for anyone who needs to compare the many types and configurations of clarifiers that are available and in use -- there is no better choice that than this manual from the Water Environment Federation.

Clarifier Design is the most complete and useful treatise available on wastewater clarification. Its demystifying explanations will help everyone approach the process and its technologies with more understanding, confidence -- and clarity.

A One-Stop Reference Source for the Entire Wastewater Clarification Process

  • Traditional and leading-edge methods
  • Objective approaches to analyzing and improving clarifier design
  • Latest information on software modeling
  • Complete instructions for field testing
  • Step-by-step evaluation based on resources and needs
  • New Design Efficiency (DE) standard for wastewater clarifiers
  • Integration with solids-handling facilities
  • Wastewater clarification approaches in Europe
  • Circular and rectangular clarifiers
  • "Nuts and bolts" details on processes and equipment
  • Key parameters for clarification
  • Performance monitoring and control equipment
  • Assessing vendor claims
  • Demonstrating product superiority

Introduction * Primary Clarifier Design Concepts and Considerations * High-Rate & Wet Weather Clarifier Design Concepts & Considerations * Secondary Clarifier Design Concepts and Considerations * Tertiary Clarifier Design Concepts and Considerations * Mathematical Modeling of Secondary Settling Tanks * Field Testing * Circular Clarifiers * Rectangular Clarifiers * Clarifier Performance Monitoring and Control * International Approaches * Interaction of Clarifiers with Other Facilities

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