Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators: Wastewater Treatment Operations: Math Concepts and Calculations

2nd Edition

Frank R. Spellman

CRC Press
Published May 7, 2014
Reference - 258 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482224283 - CAT# K22363

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Summary

To properly operate a waterworks or wastewater treatment plant and to pass the examination for a waterworks/wastewater operator’s license, it is necessary to know how to perform certain calculations. All operators, at all levels of licensure, need a basic understanding of arithmetic and problem-solving techniques to solve the problems they typically encounter in the workplace.

Hailed on its first publication as a masterly account written in an engaging, highly readable, user-friendly style, the Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition has been expanded and divided into three specialized texts that contain hundreds of worked examples presented in a step-by-step format. They are ideal for all levels of water treatment operators in training and practitioners studying for advanced licensure. In addition, they provide a handy desk reference and handheld guide for daily use in making operational math computations.

This third volume, Wastewater Treatment Operations: Math Concepts and Calculations, covers computations commonly used in wastewater treatment with applied math problems specific to wastewater operations, allowing operators of specific unit processes to focus on their area of specialty. It explains calculations for flow, velocity, and pumping; preliminary and primary treatments; trickling filtration; rotating biological contactors; and chemical dosage. It also addresses various aspects of biosolids in wastewater, treatment ponds, and water/wastewater laboratory calculations. The text presents math operations that progressively advance to higher, more practical applications of mathematical calculations, including math operations that operators at the highest level of licensure would be expected to know and perform. To ensure correlation to modern practice and design, this volume provides illustrative problems for commonly used wastewater treatment operations found in today’s treatment facilities.