ERIC Number: ED221401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Specific Resistance. Operational Control Tests for Wastewater Facilities. Instructor's Manual [and] Student Workbook.
Wooley, John F.
A commonly used test for determining filterability of conditioned sludge is the specific resistance (Buchner funnel) test. The sludge is filtered through filter paper using a Buchner funnel, and the time needed to obtain a given volume of filtrate (or for cake residue to begin to crack) is measured. The shorter the time, the better the filterability of the sludge. Designed for individuals who have completed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) level 1 laboratory training skills, this module provides waste water treatment plant operators with the basic skills and information needed to: (1) successfully run the specific resistance test; (2) accurately record data and observations; (3) organize data to perform required calculations; (4) make general interpretations as to the quality of sludge utilized in the test based on values obtained; and (5) obtain reliable, consistent results from the test procedure. The instructor's manual contains a statement of instructional goals, lists of instructor/student activities and instructional materials, overhead transparency masters, and student worksheet (with answers). The student workbook contains objectives, prerequisite skills needed before the module is started, laboratory procedures, and worksheet. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures, Postsecondary Education, Sludge, Teaching Guides, Training Methods, Waste Water, Water Treatment
Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 S.W. Pacific Blvd., Albany, OR 97321 ($1. student workbook, $2. instructor's guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Water Program Operations (EPA), Cincinnati, OH. National Training and Operational Technology Center.
Authoring Institution: Linn-Benton Community Coll., Albany, OR.
Identifiers: Specific Resistance Test