Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Nov 18, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 872 pages
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Hailed on its initial publication as a real-world, practical handbook, the second edition of Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations continues to make the same basic point: water and wastewater operators must have a basic skill set that is both wide and deep. They must be generalists, well-rounded in the sciences, cyber operations, math operations, mechanics, technical concepts, and common sense. With coverage that spans the breadth and depth of the field, the handbook explores the latest principles and technologies and provides information necessary to prepare for licensure exams.

Expanded from beginning to end, this second edition provides a no-holds-barred look at current management issues and includes the latest security information for protecting public assets. It presents in-depth coverage of management aspects and security needs and a new chapter covering the basics of blueprint reading. The chapter on water and wastewater mathematics has tripled in size and now contains an additional 200 problems and 350 math system operational problems with solutions. The manual examines numerous real-world operating scenarios, such as the intake of raw sewage and the treatment of water via residual management, and each scenario includes a comprehensive problem-solving practice set.

The text follows a non-traditional paradigm based on real-world experience and proven parameters. Clearly written and user friendly, this revision of a bestseller builds on the remarkable success of the first edition. This book is a thorough compilation of water science, treatment information, process control procedures, problem-solving techniques, safety and health information, and administrative and technological trends.

  

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First off the editing is awful, so many misspelled words. The equations are NOT explained AT ALL... I'm having a hell of a time trying to work out the problem:
what should be the minimum weir
height for measuring a flow of 900gal/min with a 90 degree V-notch weir, if the flow is now moving at 3ft/sec in a 2-ft wide rectangular channel?
for class. the question comes from chapter 5 and the explanation is NON-EXISTENT.
I cant learn from this book. It's literally the worst book I've ever had.
 

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Contents

Current Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations
3
13 MultipleBarrier Concept
5
14 Management Problems Facing Water and Wastewater Operations
8
The New Oil?
16
16 Technical Management vs Professional Management
19
Chapter Review Questions
23
WaterWastewater Operators
25
22 Setting the Recent Straight
26
1015 Piping Ancillaries
415
Chapter Review Questions
420
References and Suggested Reading
421
Characteristics of Water
423
Basic Water Chemistry
425
112 Chemistry Fundamentals
427
113 Water Solutions
430
114 Water Constituents
431

24 Plant Operators as Emergency Responders
27
25 Operator Duties Numbers and Working Conditions
28
26 Operator Certification and Licensure
29
Chapter Review Questions
30
Upgrading Security
31
33 Security HardwareDevices
34
34 SCADA
57
The Bottom Line on Security
66
References and Suggested Reading
67
WaterWastewater References Models and Terminology
69
Chapter Review Question
77
References and Suggested Reading
78
WaterWastewater Operations Math and Technical Aspects
79
WaterWastewater Math Operations
81
55 Applied Math Operations
102
56 Water Math Concepts
104
57 Wastewater Math Concepts
144
58 WaterWastewater Laboratory Calculations
182
Chapter Review Questions
189
References and Suggested Reading
197
Blueprint Reading
199
62 Units of Measurement
207
63 Alphabet of Lines
208
64 Dimensions and Shop Notes
217
65 Machine Drawings
221
66 Sheet Metal Drawings
224
67 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings
226
68 Welding Blueprints and Symbols
231
69 Electrical Drawings
236
610 ACR Drawings
240
611 Schematics and Symbols
244
612 Electrical Schematics
248
613 General Piping Systems and System Schematics
255
614 Hydraulic and Pneumatic System Schematic Symbols
260
Chapter Review Questions
264
References and Suggested Reading
265
Water Hydraulics
267
73 Density and Specific Gravity
268
74 Force and Pressure
270
75 Head
272
77 Piezometric Surface and Bernoullis Theorem
274
78 Well and WetWell Hydraulics
277
79 Friction Head Loss
279
710 Basic Piping Hydraulics
282
711 OpenChannel Flow
283
712 Flow Measurement
286
Chapter Review Questions
295
Fundamentals of Electricity
297
81 Nature of Electricity
298
83 Conductors Semiconductors and Insulators
300
84 Static Electricity
301
85 Magnetism
302
86 Difference in Potential
304
87 Current
305
89 BatterySupplied Electricity
306
810 Simple Electrical Circuit
310
811 Ohms Law
311
812 Electrical Power
313
813 Electrical Energy KilowattHours
314
815 Ground
320
816 Open and Short Circuits
321
818 SeriesParallel Circuits
327
820 Electromagnetism
333
821 AC Theory
336
822 Inductance
342
823 Practical Electrical Applications
345
Chapter Review Questions
354
References and Suggested Reading
355
Hydraulic Machines Pumps
357
92 Basic Pumping Calculations
358
93 Centrifugal Pumps
364
94 PositiveDisplacement Pumps
375
Chapter Review Questions
376
WaterWastewater Conveyance
377
103 Definitions
379
104 Fluids vs Liquids
380
106 Piping System Accessories
382
108 Metallic Piping
383
109 Nonmetallic Piping
390
1010 Tubing
394
1011 Industrial Hoses
399
1012 Pipe and Tube Fittings
404
1013 Valves
407
Protective Devices
413
115 Common Water Measurements
434
116 Water Treatment Chemicals
436
Chemical
438
Chapter Review Questions
441
Water Microbiology
443
123 WaterWastewater Microorganisms
444
125 Microorganism Classification and Differentiation
445
126 The Cell
446
127 Bacteria
448
128 Protozoa
449
129 Microscopic Crustaceans
451
1211 Algae
452
1214 Water Treatment and Microbiological Processes
453
1215 Wastewater Treatment and Biological Processes
462
Chapter Review Questions
467
Water Ecology
469
133 Why Is Ecology Important?
470
134 Why Study Ecology?
471
135 History of Ecology
473
136 Levels of Organization
475
137 Ecosystems
476
139 Food Chain Efficiency
478
1311 Productivity
479
1312 Population Ecology
480
1313 Stream Genesis and Structure
482
1314 Benthic Life
490
1316 Benthic Macroinvertebrates
491
1317 Typical Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Running Waters
493
Summary of Key Terms
500
Water Quality
503
142 The Water Cycle
504
143 Water Quality Standards
505
144 Water Quality Characteristics of Water and Wastewater
506
Chapter Review Questions
517
Biomonitoring Monitoring Sampling and Testing
519
152 Periphyton Protocols
520
153 Fish Protocols
521
155 Biological Sampling in Streams
523
156 Drinking Water Quality Monitoring
537
157 General Preparation and Sampling Considerations
540
158 Test Methods for Drinking Water and Wastewater
542
Chapter Review Questions
572
Water and Water Treatment
575
Potable Water Source
577
162 Hydrologic Cycle
578
163 Sources of Water
579
165 Groundwater
584
166 Groundwater under the Direct Influence of Surface Water
586
168 Public Water System Quality Requirements
588
Chapter Review Questions
594
Watershed Protection
595
173 What Is a Watershed?
596
175 A Watershed Protection Plan
597
Chapter Review Questions
602
Water Treatment Operations
603
183 Purpose of Water Treatment
604
185 Pretreatment
605
186 Coagulation
614
187 Flocculation
616
188 Sedimentation
617
1810 Disinfection
626
1811 Arsenic Removal for Drinking Water
653
1812 Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Drinking Water Quality?
658
Chapter Review Questions
659
References and Suggested Reading
661
Wastewater and Wastewater Treatment
665
Wastewater Treatment Operations
667
193 Measuring Plant Performance
670
194 Wastewater Sources and Characteristics
672
195 Wastewater Collection Systems
675
196 Preliminary Treatment
677
197 Primary Treatment Sedimentation
684
198 Secondary Treatment
689
199 Activated Sludge
704
1910 Disinfection of Wastewater
726
1911 Advanced Wastewater Treatment
735
1912 Solids SludgeBiosolids Handling
746
1913 Permits Records and Reports
768
Chapter Review Questions
771
References and Suggested Reading
774
Answers to Chapter Review Questions
777
Formulae
791
Index
793
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