Sulfide in Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems

Sulfide Task Group of the Water Pollution Management Committee of the Environmental Engineering Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-681-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-681-4 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 338

Manual of Practice No.: 69

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


ASCE Manual 69, Manual of Practice on Sulfide in Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems, is intended to help planners, designers, and operators of wastewater facilities understand sulfide problems and methods of quantifying and controlling them. It provides a compilation of theoretical and practical information based on current scientific understanding and state-of-the-art engineering practice. It also includes a review of the physical and chemical characteristics and facility design parameters to sulfide generation and release. The odorous and corrosive effects of sulfide and the safety considerations for hydrogen sulfide are explained. Practical methods of evaluating and resolving sulfide problems in existing collection systems are presented, as are methods of designing new collection systems to minimize such problems. Example problems and case histories have been included to help engineers apply this information to field problems. Key sulfide-related problems discussed in this manual include: (1) Corrosion of facilities; (2) odor nuisance; (3) health hazards; and (4) treatment plant upsets. The design procedures to correct or prevent these problems are described in Chaps. 9 through 12.

Subject Headings: Sulfides | Wastewater treatment | Building design | Corrosion | Case studies | Engineering profession | Parameters (statistics) | Safety


Return to search