Management of Water Treatment Plant Residuals

ASCE, American Water Works Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, | Co-publisher: American Water Works Association (AWWA)
978-0-7844-0181-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0181-0 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. xxv, 294
28 cm, AWWA Technology Transfer Handbook U.S. EPA/625/R-95/008

Manual of Practice No.: 88

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


Potable water treatment processes produce safe drinking water and generate a wide variety of waste products known as residuals, including organic and inorganic compounds in liquid, solid, and gaseous forms. In the current regulatory climate, a complete management program for a water treatment facility should include the development of a plan to remove and dispose of these residuals in a manner that meets the crucial goals of cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance. This comprehensive water treatment residuals management plan should involve the: 1) Characterization of the form, quantity, and quality of the residuals; 2) determination of the appropriate regulatory requirements; 3) identification of feasible disposal options; 4) selection of appropriate residuals processing/treatment technologies; and development of a residuals management strategy that meets both the economic and noneconomic goals established for a water treatment facility. This manual provides general information and insight into each of these activities that a potable water treatment facility should perform in developing a residuals management plan.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Drinking water treatment | Water management | Waste management | Water quality | Drinking water | Industrial wastes | Safety


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