Glossary: Water and Wastewater Control Engineering

Joint Committee of American Public Health Association, ASCE, American Water Works Association, and Water Pollution Control Federation

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-262-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-262-2 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 441
3rd ed.
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Over 5,500 Words and phrases used in water and wastewater control engineering are defined. The major areas covered in the glossary include: Sewage control, water pollution and water pollution ontrol, water works engineering, hydrology and pollutants. Terms are arranged alphabetically as they are used in the field; for example, absoring well appears unders a rather than under w as in well, absorbing. Definitions often include alternate terms with the same meaning; for example, the definition of catchwork notes that it is . . .also called catchwater. Extensive cross references are included. Where one term may have several meanings depending on the field of application, all meanings are included; basin lists six definitions. As appropriate, metric units appear parenthetically after English units. This third edition of the glossary reflects the great impact that chemistry and chemcial engineering have had in the field, and it includes terms appropriate to regulatory agency involvement.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Terminology and definition | Sewage | Hydrology | Professional societies | Basins | Metric systems | Water management


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