Water Supply and Pollution Control

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 867 pages
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"Water Supply and Pollution Control," Seventh Edition has been revised and modernized to meet the contemporary needs of civil and environmental engineering students who will be engaged in the design and management of water and wastewater systems, practicing engineers, and those planning to take the examination for licensing as a professional engineer. Warren Viessman, Jr. and Mark J. Hammer emphasize the application of scientific methods to problems associated with the development, movement, and treatment of water and wastewater. Treatment processes are presented in the context of what they can do, rather than compartmentalizing them along clean water or wastewater lines. The concept of total water management, recognizing that all waters are potential sources of supply, is a dominant theme. Improvements in the seventh edition include
  • New material on water quality standards, water and wastewater treatment process design, water distribution system analysis and design, water quality, advanced wastewater treatment for recycling, storm water management and urban hydrology
  • Major revisions of the sections on water supply and use, water distribution, hydraulics and hydrology of sewer and storm drainage systems, monitoring of drinking water for pathogens, membrane filtration, disinfection/disinfection by-products rule, biological treatment processes, and indirect reuse to augment drinking water supply
  • The latest version of EPANET is introduced. This water distribution network model offers students an opportunity to address problems of all scale and to become acquainted with state-of-the-art software used by practitioners.
  • New topics such as security ofpotable water supplies, the use of membranes in water treatment, and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to water supply and wastewater management problems have been introduced.
  • More practical examples and many new problems have been added.

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During the class I found the homework problems poorly explained and worded. As a reference book I have a difficult time finding useful information in the book, with the index sending you to irrelevant sections while not listing the locations of the main topics. Granted, I don't work with water quality frequently, but when I need it, this book does not answer questions. I would not recommend this book to anyone needing a solid reference text for water and wastewater treatment. 


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About the author (2005)

Warren Viessman, Jr. is Professor Emeritus with the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering University of Florida. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Programs from 1990 to 2003, and prior to that was Chairman of the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. Dr. Viessman is senior author of widely used textbooks on water supply and pollution control, hydrology, and water management. He has served on numerous national, regional and state committees and commissions, and is recognized for his outstanding contributions to water resources and environmental policy making and analysis at state and national levels. His many national awards attest to his efforts in these fields. He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a registered professional engineer.

Mark L Hammer is Professor Emeritus of civil engineering and is an author of environmental engineering publications in the United States and Saudi Arabia. During his long tenure as a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Hammer also served as the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Grant in Water Quality Control. He has taught at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, where he conducted environmental engineering research in addition to his teaching responsibilities. He is a member of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.

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