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Water Treatment Made Simple: For Operators

ISBN: 978-0-471-74002-5
272 pages
October 2005, ©2006
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A concise guide to the ins and outs of water treatment plants

Water Treatment Made Simple is an easy-to-understand introduction to the increasingly complex functions of water treatment plants. It's a perfect primer for anyone pursuing Water Treatment Plant Operator certification, and a succinct refresher for new hires since it covers all the fundamental proficiencies of water treatment, including laboratory testing, hydraulics, mathematics, chemistry, water transmission, disinfection, and microbiology.

Water Treatment Made Simple also serves as a highly illustrative reference featuring dozens of handy problem-solving tables that are invaluable for troubleshooting on site, and brief and simplified versions of fundamental principles in each chapter, supplemented with common problems and possible solutions. It features:
* Unique problem-solving tools to help operators diagnose and remedy problems throughout the treatment process
* Self-review questions that help readers qualify their understanding of covered topics
* A comprehensive list of references for further study
* A helpful glossary and appendixes for quick reference
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Water Sources 19

3 Water Treatment Laboratory 33

4 Pretreatment 49

5 Coagulation and Flocculation 57

6 Sedimentation 63

7 Softening 73

8 Stabilization 82

9 Filtration 94

10 Disinfection 113

11 Taste and Odor Control 133

12 Fluoridation 142

13 Water Transmission 146

14 Hydraulics 165

15 Mathematics 173

16 Chemistry 188

17 Microbiology 205

Appendix A Information Sources 224

Appendix B CT Values 226

Appendix C Chemicals Used in Water Treatment 241

Appendix D Chemical Reactions in Water Treatment 243

Glossary 245

References 255

Index 257

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Author Information

Darshan Singh Sarai, phd, served as lab director and water quality control specialist for Water District #1 of Johnson County, Kansas, for twenty years. For nine years, he was also chairman of the Environmental Sciences Division at the Water and Wastewater Technical School in Neosho, Missouri, where he taught microbiology, chemistry, and ecology of water and wastewater treatment. He is the author of Basic Chemistry for Water and Wastewater Operators.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Concise, easy to understand introduction to water treatment and plant operation

* Perfect refresher for those studying for the Water Treatment Operator certification

* Includes unique chapters on chemistry, microbiology, hydraulics and mathematics

* Dozens of unique problem-solving tables help operators diagnose and remedy problems that arise throughout the treatment process

* End-of-chapter review questions help the reader to test their understanding of the material before moving on

* Includes helpful glossary

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