Higher Education

Unit Operations and Processes in Environmental Engineering, 2nd Edition

  • Tom D. Reynolds Texas A&M University
  • Paul Richards University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • ISBN-10: 0534948847  |  ISBN-13: 9780534948849
  • 816 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1982
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.75



The text is written for both Civil and Environmental Engineering students enrolled in Wastewater Engineering courses, and for Chemical Engineering students enrolled in Unit Processes or Transport Phenomena courses. It is oriented toward engineering design based on fundamentals. The presentation allows the instructor to select chapters or parts of chapters in any sequence desired.

Features and Benefits

  • The book presents water and wastewater treatment under a single cover.
  • Fundamental concepts of each operation and process are first presented in each chapter; then the application in the water treatment and wastewater treatment field are given when applicable.
  • Chapters 1 though 5 now provide a strong background in chemical and biological concepts, reactor fundamentals, and other key processes.
  • Subsequent chapters present a practical approach to the design of water and wastewater treatment plants, carefully explaining new technologies that affect the design of such facilities.
  • After Chapter 6, each chapter is written to be complete within itself, allowing instructors, students and practicing engineers to choose coverage and use as a valuable reference.

Table of Contents

1. Chemical Concepts
2. Biological Concepts
3. Mass Balances, Flow Models, and Reactors
4. Water Quantities and Water Quality
5. Wastewater Quantities and Wastewater Quality
6. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
7. Preliminary Unit Operations and Processes
8. Coagulation and Flocculation
9. Sedimentation
10. Filtration
11. Ammonia Removal
12. Adsorption
13. Ion Exchange
14. Membrane Processes
15. Activated Sludge
16. Oxygen Transfer and Mixing
17. Trickling Filters and Rotary Biological Contactors
18. Stabilization Ponds and Aerated Lagoons
19. Anaerobic Digestion
20. Aerobic Digestion
21. Solids Handling
22. Land Treatment of Municipal Wastewater and Sludges
23. Other Unit Operations and Processes
24. Disinfection
Appendices / Glossary / Answers to Selected problems / Index