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Handbook for Waterworks Operator Certification

Advanced Level, Volume III

Handbook for Waterworks Operator Certification by Frank R. Spellman
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Preface
Mathematics Review
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Calculation Steps
o Sequence of Operations
o Fractions
o Decimals
o Rounding numbers
o Determining Significant Figures
o Powers
o Averages
o Ratio/Proportion
o Percent
o Units
o Conversion Factors
o Area
o Volume
o Pressure & Head
o Flow
o Detention Time
o Specific Gravity
o Chapter Review Examination
Waterborne Microbial Risks -- Microbiology/Bacteriology
o Introduction
o Definitions
o History of Waterborne Disease
o Waterborne Disease
o Indicator Organics
o Multiple Barrier Concept
o Microbiology: What Is It?
o Bacteria
o Protozoa
o Viruses
o Algae
o Bacteriology
o Chapter Review Examination
Potable Water Sources & Hydrology
o Introduction
o Definitions
o The Environmentally Conscious Public
o Potable Water: What Is It?
o Water Supply Laws
o Water Resources
o Sources of Water
o Water Use and Availability
o Surface Water
o Groundwater
o GUDISW
o Public Water Supply (PWS) Requirements
o Chapter Review Examination
Hydraulics
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Principles of Hydraulics
o Static Water (Water at Rest)
o Gauge Pressure
o Dynamic Water (Water in Motion)
o Headloss
o Pressure & Head Calculations
o Distribution System Hydraulics
o Chapter Review Examination
Basic Water Chemistry
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Water Chemistry Fundamentals
o The Water Molecule
o Water Solutions
o Water Constituents
o Chapter Review Examination
Groundwater Aquifers & Wells
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Water Movement Through An Aquifer
o Developing A Well Supply
o Well Site Requirements
o Types of Wells
o Components of a Well
o Well Evacuation
o Well Pumps
o Routine Operation and Recordkeeping Requirements
o Well Maintenance
o Well Abandonment
o Chapter Review Examination
Water Treatment
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Reasons for Treating Drinking Water
o Stages of Water Treatment
o Water Treatment Processes
o Pretreatment & General Treatment Considerations
o Iron & Manganese Removal
o Hardness Treatment
o Coagulation
o Flocculation
o Sedimentation
o Filtration
o Corrosion Control
o Process Calculation: Coagulation, Sedimentation & Filtration
o Additional Water Treatment Technologies
o Role of the Waterworks Operator
o Chapter Review Examination
Disinfection
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Disinfection Basics
o Chlorination
o Chlorine Chemistry
o Breakpoint Chlorination
o Gas Chlorination
o Hypochlorination
o Determining Chlorine Dosage
o Factors Affecting Chlorination
o Measuring Chlorine Residual
o Chlorination: Process Control Calculations
o Chapter Review Examination
Pumping
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Pumps
o Pumping Terminology
o Centrifugal Pumps
o Positive Displacement Pumps
o Chemical Feeders & Calibration
o Pump Maintenance
o Chapter Review Examination
Water Distribution, Storage & Cross-Connection Control
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Water Distribution
o Selection of Pipe Sizes
o Distribution System Disinfection
o Water Main Leakage
o Storage
o Cross-Connection Control/Prevention
o Cross-Connection Control Program
o Chapter Review Examination
Fluoridation
o Introduction
o Definitions
o Water Fluoridation
o Fluoride Compounds
o Optimal Fluoride Levels
o Fluoridation Systems
o Fluoride Addition
o Recordkeeping
o Chemical Storage & Handling
o Fluoridation Process Calculations
o Chapter Review Examination
Final Comprehensive Examination
Appendix A Answers to Chapter Review Examinations
Appendix B Answers to Final Comprehensive Examination
Appendix C Formulae
CRC Press; Read online
Title: Handbook for Waterworks Operator Certification
Author: Frank R. Spellman; Joanne Drinan
 
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