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Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF Manual of Practice No. 8

Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF Manual of Practice No. 8

Wilner, H., Salveson, A., Swanback, S., Gupta, R., Waksman, K., et al.
Published In: 
McGraw Hill Education/Water Environment Federation,  
October 2017

This manual, updated from the 5th edition, continues its goal to be one of the principal references of contemporary practice for the design of municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). The manual was written for design professionals familiar with wastewater treatment concepts, the design process, and the regulatory basis of water pollution control. It is not intended to be a primer for the inexperienced or the generalist. The manual is intended to reflect current facility design practices of wastewater engineering professionals, augmented by performance information from operating facilities. The design approaches and practices presented in the manual reflect the experiences of more than 175 authors and reviewers.

This manual consists of 25 chapters, with each chapter focusing on a particular subject or treatment objective. The successful design of a municipal WRRF is based on consideration of each unit process and the upstream and downstream effects of that unit’s place and performance in the overall scheme of the treatment works. Chapters 1 to 8 generally cover design concepts and principles that apply to the overall WRRF. Chapters 9 to 17 discuss liquid-train-treatment operations or processes. Finally, Chapters 18 to 25 address the management of solids generated during wastewater treatment.

Wilner, H., Salveson, A., Swanback, S., Gupta, R., Waksman, K., et al.  “Chapter 7: Support Systems,”  “Chapter 17: Disinfection,” “Chapter 21: Solids Thickening,” “Chapter 22: Dewatering, ” Shimada, T.  “Chapter 25: Stabilization”  in Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, WEF Manual of Practice No. 8 and ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 76, Sixth Edition, pp: 363-448. Alexandria, VA: McGraw Hill Education/Water Environment Federation, 2018.