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Water Hydraulics

Fundamentals for the Water and Wastewater Maintenance Operator, 1st Edition

By Frank R. Spellman, Joanne Drinan

CRC Press

225 pages

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Description

This is the only book series devoted to explaining the full range of specialized areas required of water and wastewater plant operators. Each volume is designed to give operators the basic knowledge of a subject needed for certification, licensure, and improved job performance. Checkpoints, self-tests and a final examination with questions based on actual operator certification exams provide a practical review. All books are clearly illustrated with key ideas and highlighted points throughout.

Water Hydraulics: This volume is the first training book to explain water hydraulics in the context of treatment plants, presenting hydraulic theory and calculations in terms of the machinery and unit operations familiar to operators. It covers hydraulics as related to keeping water moving from one unit process to the next, including maintaining proper settling times and settling velocity, and providing lift to higher elevations.

Table of Contents

WATER HYDRAULICS: WHAT IS IT?

Setting the Stage

WATER HYDRAULICS: THE BASICS

Introduction

Basic Concepts

Properties of Water

Force and Pressure

Head

Flow/Discharge Rate: Water in Motion

Self-Test

BERNOULLI'S THEOREM

Introduction

Conservation of Energy

Piezometric Surface

Bernoulli's Theorem

Self-Test

PUMPING BASICS

Introduction

Pumps: Classification and Characteristics

Pumping Hydraulics

Hydraulics of Wells and Wet Wells

Self-Test

FRICTION HEAD LOSS

Introduction

Pipe and Open Flow Basics

Major Head Loss

Minor Head Loss

Self-Test

BASIC PIPING HYDRAULICS

Introduction

Piping Networks

Self-Test

OPEN-CHANNEL FLOW

Introduction

Characteristics of Open-Channel Flow

Open-Channel Flow Calculations

Open-Channel Flow: The Bottom Line

Self-Test

FLOW MEASUREMENT

Introduction

Flow Measurement: The Old-Fashioned Way

Basis of Traditional Flow Measurement

Flow-Measuring Devices

Self-Test

HYDRAULIC MACHINES: PUMPS

Introduction

Basic Pumping Calculations

Centrifugal Pumps

Pump Control Systems

Protective Instrumentation

Centrifugal Pump Modifications

Positive Displacement Pumps

Self-Test

FINAL REVIEW EXAMINATION

Appendix A: Answers to Chapter Self-Tests

Appendix B: Answers to Chapter 10-Final Review Examination

Index

About the Series

Fundamentals for the Water and Wastewater Main Operator Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply