WEF Needs Reviewers for Books

June 23, 2012


The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) seeks reviewers to work closely with WEF staff to develop Manuals of Practice (MOPs) and textbooks. Applicants will be asked to dedicate expertise and time to ensuring high quality while maintaining the publication schedule. The following opportunities are available.

MOP 29, Operation of Nutrient Removal Facilities

This book, a revision of Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants, will present significant biological features and biochemical reactions of microbes and their environmental (operational) conditions that promote nitrification, denitrification, fermentation, biological phosphorus release, and biological phosphorus uptake. These topics will be presented in addition to current engineering practices used for biological nutrient removal.

Publication is set for August 2013. The project, being led by Michael Gerardi of Cromaglass Corp. (Williamsport, Pa.), officially launched in December. The first drafts will be ready for review in early June.

If interested in serving as a reviewer, contact Britt Sheinbaum at bsheinbaum@wef.org.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

The textbook Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, which is based on the latest (2009) edition of Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants (MOP 8), is being updated. It currently includes chapters with the following titles:

  • Fundamentals
  • The Design Process
  • Plant Hydraulics
  • Preliminary Treatment
  • Primary Treatment
  • Suspended-Growth Biological Treatment
  • Attached Growth Biological Treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal
  • Alternative Biological and Natural Treatment Systems
  • Physical–Chemical Treatment
  • Ancillary Processes
  • Production and Transport of Solids
  • Conditioning of Solids
  • Stabilization Processes
  • Thickening, Dewatering, and Drying Solids
  • Beneficial Use and Ultimate Disposal”

The revised textbook is being edited by Tom Jenkins and Daniel Nolasco. The first draft is available for review.

If interested in serving as a reviewer, send a brief résumé to Lorna Ernst at lernst@wef.org.


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