The unit process approach, common in the field of chemical engineering, was introduced about 1962 to the field of environmental engineering An understanding of unit processes is the foundation for continued learning and for designing treatment systems The time is ripe for a new textbook that delineates the role of unit process principles in environmental engineering Suitable for a two semester course, Water Treatment Unit Processes Physical and Chemical provides the grounding in the underlying principles of each unit process that students need in order to link theory to practice Bridging the gap between scientific principles and engineering practice, the book covers approaches that are common to all unit processes as well as principles that characterize each unit process Integrating theory into algorithms for practice, Professor Hendricks emphasizes the fundamentals, using simple explanations and avoiding models that are too complex mathematically, allowing students to assimilate principles without getting sidelined by excess calculations Applications of unit processes principles are illustrated by example problems in each chapter Student problems are provided at the end of each chapter the solutions manual can be downloaded from the CRC Press Web site Excel spreadsheets are integrated into the text as tables designated by a CD prefix Certain spreadsheets illustrate the idea of scenarios that emphasize the idea that design solutions depend upon assumptions and the interactions between design variables The spreadsheets can be downloaded from the CRC web site.The book has been designed so that each unit process topic is self contained, with sidebars and examples throughout the text Each chapter has subheadings, so that students can scan the pages and identify important topics with little effort Problems, references, and a glossary are found at the end of each chapter Most chapters contain downloadable Excel spreadsheets integrated into the text and appendices with additional information Appendices at the end of the book provide useful reference material on various topics that support the text This design allows students at different levels to easily navigate through the book and professors to assign pertinent sections in the order they prefer The book gives your students an understanding of the broader aspects of one of the core areas of the environmental engineering curriculum and knowledge important for the design of treatment systems....
|Title||:||Water Treatment Unit Processes: Physical and Chemical (Civil and Environmental Engineering)|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press 1 edition January 13, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||1266 pages|
|File Size||:||885 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Water Treatment Unit Processes: Physical and Chemical (Civil and Environmental Engineering) Reviews
I am a graduate student of environmental engineering and ordered this book to further expand my knowledge of the field. I was happy to see that it was a huge thick book covering many subjects because I already knew it was a great book. So I was almost sure the material was reliable. I have found this book a great source that explains clearly many aspects of the subjects the other books do not. For example, I was reading the sedimentation theory and searched it on the internet. I found this book on Google Books and found out that it deals with the theory in detail yet clearly. I came across exactly the things I was looking for that I had not been able to find in other books such as "Metcalf and Eddy" or "Reynolds Unit Operations..." This was the reason I ordered the book then. The text is clear and well-organized. I definitely recommend this book for environmental students. I love this book and happy to have ordered it.
I purchased this book for a graduate course in drinking water. I tried to read our first assignment (about coagulation) and I gave up and read the chapter in MWH's Water Treatment Principles and Design instead which I already owned for a different class. Hendricks uses a rambling style with many parenthetical expressions that make his thoughts extremely difficult to follow. The text is not clear because each page has two columns, many sidebars, and graphics that make it hard to find all of the portions of the text. Many of the graphics come from other preeminent engineering texts, and are of poor clarity. The references are done in a manner that makes them obtrusive and distracting.