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Domestic Wastewater Treatment in Developing Countries

By: Duncan Mara

256 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2004 | #144549 | ISBN: 1844070190
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #144550 | ISBN: 1844070204
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About this book

Details methods of domestic wastewater treatment that are especially suitable in developing countries with an emphasis on low-cost, low-energy, low-maintenance, high-performance systems that contribute to environmental sustainability.


What is domestic wastewater and why treat it?; excreta-related diseases; essential microbiology and biology; effluent quality; biological oxygen demand (BOD) removal kinetics; domestic wastewater treatment options; wastewater flows and loads; preliminary treatment; waste stabilization ponds (WSPs); anaerobic ponds; faculative ponds; maturation ponds; physical design of WSPs; operation and maintenance of WSPs; monitoring and evaluation of WSPs; wastewater storage and treatment reservoirs; constructed wetlands; upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors; biofiltration; simple activated sludge variants; waste reuse in agriculture; wastewater reuse in aquaculture.

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Duncan Mara is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Biology, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and the Royal Institute of Public Health. He is also Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds and Visiting Professor at the Instituto Cinara, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.

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