May 31, 2007

Wastewater Instructor Pens New Guide to Learning Math Behind Wastewater Operation

Wastewater treatment facility performance and adequacy can be analyzed mathematically. Now, engineer Jerry Grant has put the basic math that workers need to know at their fingertips in his handy guide, Lumpy Water Math.
Lumpy Water Math: Basic Problem Solving for the Wastewater Operator is full of tips, tricks, design standards and practice problems to help wastewater workers solve their problems quickly and easily.

Readers will learn how to calculate the volume in clarifiers and tanks, how to evaluate plant units for adequacy, and how to handle organic loading and activated sludge problems. Grant uses prose to explain design standards and shows how to solve problems any waste management worker might encounter. The icons are included to make the information reader-friendly, and the practice tests of basic math problems help the reader remember information.

This is guide is designed to help those taking a certification exam, or can be used by any small system operator who would like to achieve a higher certification level.

Lumpy Water Math is available for sale online at,, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

Jerry Grant served as a Kansas Department of Health and Environment district engineer for many years. He has been an adjunct instructor in water and wastewater treatment courses and has been a trainer for EPA Clean Water Act Operation and Maintenance projects.