Aeration: A Wastewater Treatment Process

joint Task Force of the Water Pollution Control Federation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-673-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-673-3 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 167
WPCF-Manual of Practice - No. FD-13

Manual of Practice No.: 68

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual summarizes current aeration practices in wastewater treatment, and includes both theoretical and practical guideline for the design and operation of such unit processes. The first chapter describes the history of aeration and is followed by chapters on oxygen requirements, modeling, diffused air and mechanical aeration systems, process control, O & M, and aeration-testing protocols. The manual is intended to be of practical use to the design engineer and is based on the experience of engineers in the field of wastewater treatment plant design and operation. Charts and illustrations are used throughout or reinforce the text.

Subject Headings: Aeration | Control systems | Wastewater treatment plants | History | Diffusion | Mechanical systems | Wastewater treatment | Industrial wastes


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