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Upgrading Water Treatment Plants - Renato Pinheiro

Upgrading Water Treatment Plants

Hardcover Published: 24th May 2001
ISBN: 9780419260400
Number Of Pages: 240

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Upgrading Water Treatment Plants is a comprehensive and practical guide providing the technical detail required to upgrade existing water treatment plants to increase processing efficiency and improve overall quality without the need for substantial investment into new physical plant installation.
Based on practical experience and field tested methodology, this book is an invaluable reference for civil engineers, treatment plant managers and water scientists in consultancies, water utilities, government agencies and international organisations concerned with public health and water quality.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Basic Requirements for Optimisationp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Personnelp. 1
Management structurep. 4
Plant maintenancep. 5
Housekeepingp. 7
Assessing Plant Performance and Identifying Defectsp. 9
Observing plant operationp. 9
Raw water intakep. 10
Raw water meteringp. 10
Coagulant handlingp. 11
Flocculation systemsp. 14
Settling basinsp. 17
Filtersp. 19
Disinfectionp. 21
Stabilisationp. 22
Checklist for plant reviewp. 24
Water Analysis for Treatment Controlp. 25
Physical variablesp. 25
Biological variablesp. 27
Chemical variables and contaminationp. 28
Laboratory analysisp. 33
Improving Plants and Their Operationp. 39
Plant recordsp. 39
Raw water intake and flowp. 39
Rehabilitation of the chemical buildingp. 41
Pretreatment unitsp. 43
Filter rehabilitationp. 48
Filter operationp. 51
Stabilisationp. 55
Determining Design Parametersp. 59
Introduction to bench scale testingp. 59
Design and process parametersp. 61
Equipment and laboratory spacep. 66
Testing in the laboratory for conventional treatmentp. 67
Testing in the laboratory for direct filtrationp. 79
Sampling for determination of treatment plant performancep. 83
Pilot plantsp. 90
Treatment plant as a pilot plantp. 102
Disinfectionp. 109
Choice of processp. 109
Health risks of chlorinep. 109
Design of chlorination facilitiesp. 110
Optimising and Upgrading Treatment Plantsp. 129
Applying new technologyp. 129
Optimising the treatment process and plant performancep. 130
Design informationp. 132
Optimisation and Upgrading of a Plant from 100 l s[superscript -1] to 250 l s[superscript -1]p. 145
Assessment of existing plantp. 145
Characteristics of the upgraded plantp. 149
Inlet chamberp. 153
Initial mixing of coagulant and raw waterp. 153
Flocculationp. 154
Distribution of flocculated water to settling basinsp. 160
Settling basinp. 163
Filtersp. 173
Summaryp. 177
Optimisation and Upgrading of a Plant from 1 m[superscript 3] s[superscript -1] to 2.5 m[superscript 3] s[superscript -1]p. 179
Assessment of existing plantp. 179
Modifications required for upgrading and optimisationp. 182
Design of modificationsp. 185
Optimisation and Upgrading of a Plant from 20 l s[superscript -1] to 50 l s[superscript -1]p. 207
Assessment of original plantp. 207
Plant performancep. 209
Upgrading parameters determined by jar testingp. 210
Design of modifications for upgrading and optimisationp. 211
Sources of Further Informationp. 217
Glossary of Termsp. 221
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780419260400
ISBN-10: 0419260404
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 24th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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