While new developments in genomics, nanotechnology, sampling, and modelling permit increasingly revealing investigation into flocculation structure and processes, there is still a fundamental lack of knowledge related to many aspects of this phenomenon. Presented by a prominent team of international experts, this text takes a unique perspective and melds together the natural and engineering fields of science as they relate to this central phenomenon. In doing so, the authors present the full range of sampling, handling, analytical, and interpretive options for operational management of natural or engineered system, providing comprehensive coverage that meets the needs of researchers, practitioners and students.
While new developments in microscopy, genomics, nanotechnology, sampling, and modeling permit increasingly revealing investigation into flocculation processes and floc structure, there is still a fundamental lack of knowledge related to many aspects of this phenomenon. Presented by a prominent team of international experts, Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems takes a unique perspective. It melds together the natural sciences and engineering as they relate to this central phenomenon. In doing so, the authors present the full range of sampling, handling, analytical, and interpretive options for operational management of natural and engineered systems.
"Overall, the obvious strength of the book is its diversity, bringing together fields of research together that can undoubtedly benefit from each other but that also have so far remained relatively mutually exclusive. It is therefore essential for researchers who want to broaden their horizon on flocculation mechanisms. The quality of the chapters is high, with good-quality illustrations (including a color section), containing solid scientific research, and introducing some new concepts in the field of flocculation processes. Therefore, the book is also suitable for in-depth exploration of flocculation processes...I definitely recommend this book for those involved in fine-sediment transport and flocculation. There are very few text books in the field of cohesive sediment transport and flocculation, and this book is a valuable contribution."
—Journal of Sedimentary Research, July 2005
"The contributors to the Workshop on Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Systems have provided herein some integral elements to advancing out understanding of flocculation processes; however, the work is only just begun. By integrating resources, expertise, and ideas, researchers will continue to advance our knowledge in this vitally important environmental, economic, and public health issue."
— Gary F. Bennett, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio, in Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vo. 137, 2006