Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators: Basic Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Basic Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators, 2nd Edition

By Frank R. Spellman

CRC Press

294 pages

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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 typicall

Table of Contents

Introduction. Sequence of Operations. Fractions, Decimals, and Percent. Rounding and Significant Digits. Powers of Ten and Exponents. Averages (Arithmetic Mean) and Median. Solving for the Unknown. Ratios and Proportions. Electrical Calculations. Circumference, Area, and Volume. Force, Pressure, Head, and Velocity Calculations. Mass Balance and Measuring Plant Performance. Pumping Calculations. Water Source and Storage Calculations. Water/Wastewater Laboratory Calculations. Basic Mathemathics Practice Problems. Appendix: Solutions to Chapter 17 Problems. Index.

About the Author

Frank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the author of more than 90 books covering topics ranging from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to all areas of environmental science and occupational health. He consults on homeland security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructures, including water/wastewater facilities, and conducts audits for Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency inspections throughout the country. Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment, and homeland security, as well as on safety topics, throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply