Sunday, October 30, 2011

Water treatment operator study info: Algae are primitive plants that have no true leaves, stems, or root systems. In drinking water, they can cause problems in taste, filter clogging and trihalomethane formation.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Water Distillaton

Build a Lab Quality Distillation Apparatus
This is a link to a project from one of my all-time favorite websites

If you really want to get your geek on you have hundreds of projects to pick from!
Fact you probably don't need to know: English mathematician Thomas Harriot in 1591, notes that snow flakes have six sides.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lake Erie Algae

Algae woes on Lake Erie demand immediate attention from state, federal agencies

A good article on dangerous algae in Lake Erie. I was very surprised to find this article in the sports section.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hydraulic jump over a weir

This video is a simple Hydraulic jump explanation.

For more info about jumps Wikipedia has a very lengthy and informative post.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yes or no? Should we add fluoride to water?

Good article with interesting comments from people.  This topic is being debated all over the country right now.

Water tower

Water towers play a big role in the day to day system operations.

Test tip : The odor detection limit for chlorine gas is 0.3 parts per million.