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Natural Systems for Waste Management and Treatment

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By: SC Reed and RW Crites

400 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 1994 | Edition: 2 | #35187 | ISBN: 0071346627
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Natural treatment systems can offer significant savings over conventional methods in terms of costs, energy and operational requirements. This comprehensive book gives complete design information on low-cost, low-energy natural treatment methods for waste which rely on the use of soil, plants, and aquatic and terrestrial organisms found in agriculture, wetlands, ponds and other natural formations. The use of natural systems in both municipal and industrial settings is covered, as well as the treatment of toxic wastewaters and sludges.

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Sherwood C. Reed, P.E., has over 30 years' experience in the research and design of natural systems for waste treatment and other environmental engineering facilities. Principal of Engineering Environmental Consultants, Mr. Reed is the author of several books and more than 100 papers on wastewater and sludge management. Ronald W. Crites, P.E., is Managing Engineer for Brown and Caldwell in Sacramento, California, and an internationally recognized expert on land application of wastes, water reuse, constructed wetlands, and other natural treatment processes. He has 30 years of experience in these fields and is the author of several books and over 110 technical journal articles.

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