Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

Joint Task Force of ASCE and the Water Environment Federation

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-834-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-834-5 (ISBN-10), 1992, Soft Cover, Pg. 1632
2 vols

Manual of Practice No.: 76

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual, Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants, emphasizes contemporary design practices for municipal wastewater treatment plants and includes the results of surveys of plant designers about design practices and of plant superintendents concerning process performance, operational problems, and design deficiencies. Chapter 1 describes the purpose and scope of the manual, including a historical overview of major developments in treatment plant design. Chapter 2 presents overall design considerations, particularly those that precede detailed design, and Chapter 3 discusses the basic principles of integrated facility design, which are the key to successful design of individual unit processes. Chapters 4 through 8 present the basic subjects of site selection and plant layout, plant hydraulics and wastewater pumping, occupational safety and health, support systems, and selection of construction materials. Design of liquid unit processes is discussed in Chapters 9 through 16. Chapters 17 through 20 cover solids and residuals and present handling, processing, and beneficial use and disposal options. This manual is intended to be the most comprehensive and useful single source of design practice information for the design engineer of municipal wastewater treatment plants.

Subject Headings: Wastewater treatment plants | Municipal wastewater | Building design | Pumping stations | Occupational safety | Construction sites | Construction materials


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