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Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators
Volume I, Fundamental Level, Second Edition




ISBN 9781439818848
Published August 30, 2010 by CRC Press
436 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations

 
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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)

 

Table of 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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