COAGULANTS AND FLOCCULANTS--Theory and Practice
By Dr. Yong H. Kim
ISBN 0-927188-04-X 1st Printing 1995, Softcover, 96 pages
About the Book
The purpose of this book is to provide engineers and plant operators who are involved in solid-liquid separation with a fundamental understanding of coagulation and flocculation. Applications include water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper industries, mineral processing, and enhanced oil recovery.
The readers of the book will obtain an appropriate knowledge of coagulants and polymeric flocculants, their chemistry, properties, and utilization. As a result, they should be able to optimize the performance of pertinent processes. They will especially find useful information about the dissolution of polymeric flocculants-a previously neglected topic, but one which has serious effects on the subsequent flocculation process.
Considering the wide -spread use of polymeric flocculants in the field, there are very limited sources readily available to many interested readers. This book will serve as a useful text for them to be well equipped on the subject.
Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2. COAGULATION AND FLOCCULATION
Chapter 3. COAGULANTS AND FLOCCULANTS
Chapter 4. ACTIVATION OF POLYMERIC FLOCCULANTS
Chapter 5. PERFORMANCE TESTS OF POLYMERIC FLOCCULANTS
About the Author
Yong H. Kim is senior research engineer with USFilter's Stranco Products, Bradley, Illinois. His research interest includes the application of water-soluble polymers to solid-liquid separation, the surface phenomena of colloidal suspension, and water disinfection. He is a graduate of the Seoul National University (BSChE) in Korea and earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University in 1987. He currently holds five U.S. patents after his eight years’ professional career and has published more than 20 technical publications. He is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Water Environment Federation, and American Water Works Association.