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Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators

Volume I, Fundamental Level, Second Edition

By Frank R. Spellman

CRC Press – 2010 – 436 pages

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    978-1-43-981884-8
    August 29th 2010

Description

Retaining the same successful and proven format used in the bestselling first edition, Spellman’s Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators: Volume I, Fundamental Level, Second Edition contains the necessary information to successfully study for and pass currently administered certification examinations. Primarily designed to provide a readily accessible, user-friendly source of information for review in preparing for the first levels of licensure, this volume also sets the stage for Volumes II and III.

Revised and expanded with additional information and example problems, changes to this volume include:

  • A new chapter on basic microbiology
  • More than double the amount of water hydraulics and pumping information
  • More operational computation problems and examples in all major topic areas

The book provides review questions and answers as well as a comprehensive practice examination for measuring the level of knowledge attained through study, on the job experience, and other sources. By using the final examination as a measuring stick, readers can determine strong and weak points. Appendix C contains a formula sheet to be used for reference when taking the final examination. Constructed in a way that allows readers to build their knowledge base, step by step, page by page, as they progress through the material, the handbook represents a basic summary of expert information and includes references to many other sources.

Also available as a volume in Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators, Second Edition (3 Volume Set)

Contents

Introduction

Setting The Stage

Wastewater Treatment: The Model

Wastewater Terminology and Definitions

Terminology and Definitions

Chapter Review Questions

References and Recommended Reading

Basic Mathematics

Introduction

Basic Math Terminology, Definitions, and Calculation Steps

Sequence of Operations

Percent

Powers and Exponents

Averages (Arithmetic Mean)

Ratio

Dimensional Analysis

Geometrical Measurements

Mass Balance and Measuring Plant Performance

Force, Pressure, and Head Calculations

Moving Average

Chapter Review Questions

References and Recommended Reading

Conversions

Conversion Factors

Chapter Review

Measuring Plant Performance

Introduction

Plant Performance Efficiency

Unit Process Performance/Efficiency

Percent Volatile Matter Reduction in Sludge

Chapter Review Questions

Hydraulic Detention Time

Introduction

Detention Time in Days

Detention Time in Hours

Detention Time in Minutes Chapter Review Questions

Wastewater Sources and Charactoristics

Introduction

Wastewater Sources

Physical Characteristics of Water/Wastewater

Chemical Characteristics of Wastewater

Biological Characteristics of Water/Wastewater

Chapter Review Questions

References and Recommended Reading

Microbiology

Introduction

Microbiology: What Is It?

Wastewater Microorganisms

Microorganisms (in General)

The Cell

Bacteria

Protozoa

Microscopic Crustaceans

Viruses

Algae

Fungi

Nematodes and Flatworms (Worms)

Helminths

Biological Aspects of Wastewater Treatment Processes

Growth Cycles

Stream Self- (Natural) Purification

Biogeochemical Cycles

Chapter Review Questions

References and Recommended Reading

Water Hydraulics

Introduction

Definitions

Principles of Hydraulics

Static Water (Water at Rest)

Gauge Pressure

Dynamic Water (Water in Motion)

Head Loss

Pressure and Head Calculations

Chapter Review Questions

Reference and Recommended Reading

Pumps

Introduction

Basic Pumping Calculations

Centrifugal Pumps

Positive Displacement Pumps

Chapter Review Questions

References and Recommended Reading

Wastewater Collection

Wastewater Collection Systems

Chapter Review Question

Preliminary Treatment

Introduction

Screening

Shredding

Grit Removal

Preaeration

Chemical Addition

Equalization

Aerated Systems

Cyclone Degritter

Preliminary Treatment Sampling and Testing

Chapter Review Questions

Reference and Recommended Reading

Sedimentation (Primary Treatment)

Introduction

Chapter Review Questions

Reference and Recommended Reading

Secondary Treatment

Introduction

Treatment Ponds

Trickling Filters

Rotating Biological Contactors

Chapter Review Questions

Activated Sludge

Introduction

Activated Sludge Process: Equipment

Overview of Activated Sludge Process

Activated Sludge Process: Factors Affecting Operation

Growth Curve

Activated Sludge Formation

Activated Sludge: Performance-Controlling Factors

Activated Sludge Modifications

Activated Sludge: Process Control Parameters

Visual Indicators for Influent or Aeration Tanks

Final Settling Tank (Clarifier) Observations

Process Control Testing and Sampling

Chapter Review Questions

Chlorination

Introduction

Chlorine Disinfection

Chapter Review Questions

Solids Handling

Introduction

Sources of Sludge

Sludge Characteristics

Sludge Pumping Calculations

Sludge Thickening

Sludge Stabilization

Chapter Review Questions

Wastewater Sampling and Testing

Introduction

Wastewater Sampling

Wastewater Test Methods

Chapter Review Questions

Permits, Records, and Reports

Introduction

Chapter Review Questions

Final Review Exam

Introduction

Review Exam

Index

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