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Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators
Volume III, Advanced Level, Second Edition

ISBN 9781439818886
Published August 30, 2010 by CRC Press
362 Pages 372 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Compact and practical, Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators: Volume III, Advanced Level, Second Edition rounds out the revision of this three-volume set. Together, these three volumes prepare operators to obtain licensure and operate wastewater treatment plants properly. This volume presents applied math and chemistry by way of real-world problems, covers equipment maintenance, and explains apparatus used in the laboratory and in the field.

The third and final volume in the handbook features:

  • Updated information on the latest technology
  • Revised and restructured table of contents
  • Updated problems, examples, and figures

The three volumes are designed to build on each other, providing increasingly advanced information. For persons preparing for operator's licensing, this is critical, because wastewater treatment is a complex process. For licensed veteran operators, continuous review is also critical, because wastewater treatment is a dynamic, ever-changing field. Spellman's Standard Handbooks provide the vehicle for reaching these goals.

Treating wastewater successfully demands technical expertise, experience, and a broad range of available technologies — an operator needs to be a generalist — as well as an appreciation and understanding of the fundamental environmental and health reasons for the process involved — an operator also needs to be a specialist. Filling its mission to enhance the understanding, awareness, and abilities of practicing and future operators, this volume provides the vehicle for the continuous learning and reviewing required by the evolving, dynamic, and complex process of water treatment.

Table of Contents

Water Ecology
What Is Ecology?
Why Is Ecology Important?
Why Study Ecology?
History of Ecology
Levels of Organization 
Energy Flow in the Ecosystem
Food Chain Efficiency
Ecological Pyramids
Population Ecology
Stream Genesis and Structure
Benthic Life
Benthic Plants and Animals
Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Typical Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Running Waters
Summary of Key Terms
Chapter Review Questions

Basic Water Chemistry
Chemistry Concepts and Definitions
Chemistry Fundamentals
Water Solutions
Water Constituents
Common Water Measurements
Chapter Review Questions

Blueprint Reading
Blueprints: The Universal Lanaguage
Units of Measurement
Alphabet of Lines
Dimension and Shop Notes
Machine Drawings
Sheet Metal Drawings
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings
Welding Blueprints and Symbols
Electrical Drawings
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Drawings
Schematics and Symbols
Electrical Schematics
General Piping Systems and System Schematics
Hydraulic and Pneumatic System Schematic Symbols
Chapter Review Questions

Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Chemical Treatment
Biological Nitrification
Carbon Adsorption
Land Application
Biological Nutrient Removal
Enhanced Biological Nutrient Removal

Advanced Wastewater Calculations
Wastewater Collection and Preliminary Treatment
Trickling Filters
Rotating Biological Contactors
Activated Sludge
Waste Treatment Ponds
Chemical Dosage
Sludge Production and Thickening
Sludge Dewatering

Comprehensive Practice Exam
Comprehensive Practice Exam
References and Recommended Reading

Appendix A Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Appendix B Formulae

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