Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations


Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

Book Description

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations is the first thorough resource manual developed exclusively for water and wastewater plant operators. Now regarded as an industry standard, this fourth edition has been updated throughout, and explains the material in easy-to-understand language. It also provides real-world case studies and operating scenarios, as well as problem-solving practice sets for each scenario.

A complete compilation of water science, treatment information, process control procedures, problem-solving techniques, safety and health information, and administrative and technological trends, this text serves as a resource for professionals working in water and wastewater operations and operators preparing for wastewater licensure exams. It can also be used as a supplemental textbook for undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental science, water science, and environmental engineering.

A Working Guide to Process Equipment


  • Updates the material to reflect the developments in the field
  • Includes new math operations with solutions, as well as over 250 new sample questions
  • Adds updated coverage of energy conservation measures with applicable case studies
  • Enables users to properly operate water and wastewater plants and suggests troubleshooting procedures for returning a plant to optimum operation levels
  • Prepares operators for licensure exams

Table of Contents

PART I Water and Wastewater Operations: An Overview 

Chapter 1 Current Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations 

Chapter 2 Water/Wastewater Operators 

Chapter 3 Plant Security 

Chapter 4 Water/Wastewater References, Models, and Terminology 

PART II Math, Physics, and Technical Aspects 

Chapter 5 Water/Wastewater Math Operations 

Chapter 6 Water Hydraulics 

Chapter 7 Hydraulic Machines Pumps 

Chapter 8 Water/Wastewater Conveyance 

PART III Characteristics of Water 

Chapter 9 Basic Water Chemistry 

Chapter 10 Water Microbiology 

Chapter 11 Water Ecology 

Chapter 12 Water Quality 

Chapter 13 Biomonitoring, Monitoring, Sampling, and Testing 

PART IV Water and Water Treatment 

Chapter 14 Potable Water Source 

Chapter 15 Water Treatment Operations 

PART V Wastewater and Wastewater Treatment 

Chapter 16 Wastewater Treatment Operations 

Chapter 17 Practice

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