Water Treatment Plant Performance Evaluations and Operations / Edition 1

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A Guide For Evaluating Water Treatment plant performance, improving analytical capabilities, and optimizing plant operations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470288610
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John T. O'connor, PE, is the CEO of H2O'C Engineering in Columbia, Missouri (www.h2oc.com). He earned his BS in civil engineering from The Cooper Union and his doctorate in engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He has also served as the chief of the Illinois State Water Survey and as chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. O'Connor has authored over 100 technical publications related to water quality and treatment.

Tom O'connor, PE, is a principal of H2O'C Engineering in Columbia, Missouri (www.h2oc.com). He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's in business administration from the University of Missouri; is an expert in environmental and energy issues; and specializes in the design, evaluation, optimization, and modeling of water and wastewater systems.

Rick Twait earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science from Bradley University and is Superintendent of Water Purification at the Bloomington, Illinois, Water Treatment Plant. He is an aquatic biologist, limnologist, and former researcher at the Illinois State Water Survey.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Microscopic Particle Analysis

Ch. 2 Plant Process Evaluations

Ch. 3 Lime Softening

Ch. 4 Acidification Protocol

Ch. 5 Filter Operations

Ch. 6 Grit Removal

Ch. 7 Lime Softener Performance Enhancements

Ch. 8 Lime Softener Operational Enhancements

Ch. 9 Granular Activated Carbon

Ch. 10 Plant Operations Manual

Ch. 11 Taste-and-Odor Control

Ch. 12 GAC Adsorption and Microbial Degradation

Appendix A Procedures for Total Bacterial Cell Count by Epifluorescence Microscopy

Appendix B Potential Studies Involving Microscopic Particle Analysis: Particle Identification, Enumeration, and Sizing

Appendix C Development of Operator Guidelines


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