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Super Operator: Practical Water Treatment Plant Operations and Training
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Product Code: 9780820604138

ISBN-13/EAN: 9780820604138
Author: Randy V. Brooks
Chemical Publishing
Book - Paperback
Pub Date: March, 2019
218 pages

SECTION I: Lets Get Started -

What This Book Is About -

Water Treatment Operators Are Professionals -

Systems and Their Importance -

Chapter 4: Why You Must Know Your Plant Intimately -

SECTION II: Chemicals 101 -

Primary Coagulants -

Powdered Activated Carbon -

Polymers -

Oxidizers -

Chlorine -

Ammonia -

Chloramination -

SECTION III: Plant Hydraulics and the Nature of Pumps -

Plant Hydraulics -

The Nature of Pumps -

SECTION IV: Monitoring Equipment -

Mono-Chloramine Analyzers -

Chlorine Analyzers -

Turbidimeters -

Streaming Current Monitors -

Flow Meters -


SCADA Is Your Friend

SECTION VI: Good Operating Practices -

Reporting to Work in a Assuming the Shift -

Turnover -

Log Review -

Log Entries and Record Retention -

Plant Overview -

Operational Assessment -

Touring the Plant -

Aligning Systems -

Receiving Chemical Loads -

Sampling -

Reporting Violations -

SECTION VII: Troubleshooting -

Troubleshooting -

SECTION VIII: Appendix A: Operator -

Appendix C : Fundamentals (Series 100) -

Appendix D: Systems (Series 200) -

Appendix E: Tasks (Series 300) -

Appendix F : Special Evolutions (Series 400) -

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Super Op: Practical H2O Treatment Plant Operations November 19, 2019
Reviewer: Alisha Ward from Portsmouth, VA  
Whether you are a novice to the industry or even a seasoned operator with years of experience, Super Operator: Practical Water Treatment Operations and Training manual will be an asset in your possession. With all the technical manuals discussing the many facets of water treatment, Super Operator: Practical Water Treatment Operations and Training is an easy to read manual while being able to grasp and understand operational concepts shared by real world experiences and examples of how one should think as a Super Operator. Not to mention the vast number of checklists, figures and charts to assist with training new operators. In this industry, there is a need for Super Operators and this manual will help those who desire to be the best at what they do.

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5 of 5 Super Operator: Practical Water Treatment September 19, 2019
Reviewer: William Goodman Lead Operator from Lake Kilby Water Treatment Plant  
Super Operator: Practical Water Treatment Plant Operations and Training plugs a major gap in our industry.  There are many technical manuals in the marketplace that are great at teaching theory and fundamental water treatment concepts and principles. This manual is for the practical everyday operator that is in need of expanding their critical thinking skills, professionalism, and producing a high quality product.  The bar has been set.  As the lead operator at my facility in charge of training, this manual has become a must have.  Super Operator: Practical Water Treatment Plant Operations and Training goes through several real world scenarios offering troubleshooting solutions.  My goal is to ensure all our operators raise their standards to becoming “Super Operators.”  This manual does just that.

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4 of 5 Super Operator July 30, 2019
Reviewer: Paul J. Retel from Chesapeake, VA  
Throughout this book, Mr. Brooks stresses the importance of both having an in-depth understanding of how your plant operates and also troubleshooting from a holistic, or systems, perspective.  This emphasis is often missing in other operator training resources.  He also discusses the importance of taking time to understand how each system of the plant affects the others so that when the plant is out of alignment, the solution does not detrimentally affect other systems.  He has practical tips on issues such as receiving chemical shipments correctly, the importance of accurate operating logs, and regulatory issues.  This book is a great resource for new operators desiring to round out individual topics they may have learned in the classroom and on the job.  Mr. Brooks has a practical approach to all of the issues discussed in the book, and he clearly enjoys sharing his knowledge.

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