Upgrading water treatment plants
In many water treatment plants, especially in developing countries, much of the equipment available does not operate properly because of a lack of understanding, or disregard, of maintenance and operating requirements. In addition, the design of such treatments plants is often not in accordance with techniques capable of improving the performance of the treatment process, which means that they are under-utilized and inefficient.
This book provides a practical guide to improving the performance of water treatment plants. The principles and ideas presented have been shown to be effective in increasing the capacity of water, and are based on extensive experience in upgrading a variety of treatment plants throughout the world. The procedures proposed apply not only to the optimization of existing treatment plants but also to the design of new ones.
This book will be an invaluable source of information for those who are responsible for designing, operating, maintaining or upgrading water treatment plants. It will also be useful for managers of water agencies, environmental health officers and students.