Handbook Waterworks Operator Certification Advanced Level: v. 3

Handbook Waterworks Operator Certification Advanced Level: v. 3

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This three-volume series is designed to prepare waterworks operators for certification and licensure exams. Volume 1 is the only such volume based on the recently amended Safe Drinking Water Act and provides the tools to understand the microbiological and chemical hazards of water in light of the quality standards treatment plants must achieve. With its clear explanations of basic math, hydraulics, electricity and plant processes, it prepares the drinking water plant operator for further study of all aspects of drinking water operations, including purification and distribution. Abundant cases, problems, and a full-scale battery of examination questions enable the reader to apply the book's lessons into practice both on the job and in the classroom. Volume 2 is designed to give the experienced operator the means to advance to higher levels. Its content has been selected and organized in accord with SDWA requirements for the continuing education of operators. After reviewing basic math, this volume presents information and calculations for critical areas of operator responsibility - from intake, disinfection and pumping through odor control and distribution. Self-check questions and a final examination enable the reader to monitor progress and prepare for certification and licensure testing Volume 3 is a forthcoming title for February 2001 and is intended for advanced operators. It represents an in-depth treatment of plant processes and operations, and stresses troubleshooting and problem solving. Questions and answers are included, plus an entire sample test suitable for self-study prior to licensure examinationsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 219 pages
  • 213.9 x 278.4 x 10.7mm | 521.64g
  • Tec Publications
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • English
  • 1587160617
  • 9781587160615

Table of contents

PrefaceMathematics Reviewo Introduction o Definitions o Calculation Steps o Sequence of Operations o Fractions o Decimals o Rounding numbers o Determining Significant Figures o Powers o Averages o Ratio/Proportion o Percent o Units o Conversion Factors o Area o Volume o Pressure & Head o Flow o Detention Time o Specific Gravity o Chapter Review Examination Waterborne Microbial Risks -- Microbiology/Bacteriologyo Introduction o Definitions o History of Waterborne Disease o Waterborne Disease o Indicator Organics o Multiple Barrier Concept o Microbiology: What Is It? o Bacteria o Protozoa o Viruses o Algae o Bacteriology o Chapter Review ExaminationPotable Water Sources & Hydrology o Introduction o Definitions o The Environmentally Conscious Public o Potable Water: What Is It? o Water Supply Laws o Water Resources o Sources of Water o Water Use and Availability o Surface Water o Groundwater o GUDISW o Public Water Supply (PWS) Requirements o Chapter Review ExaminationHydraulics o Introduction o Definitions o Principles of Hydraulics o Static Water (Water at Rest) o Gauge Pressure o Dynamic Water (Water in Motion) o Headloss o Pressure & Head Calculations o Distribution System Hydraulics o Chapter Review ExaminationBasic Water Chemistryo Introduction o Definitions o Water Chemistry Fundamentals o The Water Molecule o Water Solutions o Water Constituents o Chapter Review ExaminationGroundwater Aquifers & Wells o Introduction o Definitions o Water Movement Through An Aquifer o Developing A Well Supply o Well Site Requirements o Types of Wells o Components of a Well o Well Evacuation o Well Pumps o Routine Operation and Recordkeeping Requirements o Well Maintenance o Well Abandonment o Chapter Review ExaminationWater Treatment o Introduction o Definitions o Reasons for Treating Drinking Water o Stages of Water Treatment o Water Treatment Processes o Pretreatment & General Treatment Considerations o Iron & Manganese Removal o Hardness Treatment o Coagulation o Flocculation o Sedimentation o Filtration o Corrosion Control o Process Calculation: Coagulation, Sedimentation & Filtration o Additional Water Treatment Technologies o Role of the Waterworks Operator o Chapter Review Examination Disinfectiono Introduction o Definitions o Disinfection Basics o Chlorination o Chlorine Chemistry o Breakpoint Chlorination o Gas Chlorination o Hypochlorination o Determining Chlorine Dosage o Factors Affecting Chlorination o Measuring Chlorine Residual o Chlorination: Process Control Calculations o Chapter Review ExaminationPumping o Introduction o Definitions o Pumps o Pumping Terminology o Centrifugal Pumps o Positive Displacement Pumps o Chemical Feeders & Calibration o Pump Maintenance o Chapter Review ExaminationWater Distribution, Storage & Cross-Connection Control o Introduction o Definitions o Water Distribution o Selection of Pipe Sizes o Distribution System Disinfection o Water Main Leakage o Storage o Cross-Connection Control/Prevention o Cross-Connection Control Program o Chapter Review Examination Fluoridationo Introduction o Definitions o Water Fluoridation o Fluoride Compounds o Optimal Fluoride Levels o Fluoridation Systems o Fluoride Addition o Recordkeeping o Chemical Storage & Handling o Fluoridation Process Calculations o Chapter Review ExaminationFinal Comprehensive Examination Appendix A Answers to Chapter Review Examinations Appendix B Answers to Final Comprehensive Examination Appendix C Formulaeshow more