Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:27 PM
Site: Pa. DEP Operator eLearning Center
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Filtration

The process of removing fine particles from water by passing the water through various layers of media.

  • (CCR01)Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Overview (2338)
  • (COA01) Coagulation – Part 1: The Chemistry of Coagulation (1248)
  • (DBP40) Enhanced Coagulation – Basics (1280)
  • (DBP43) Jar Testing for Process Control of Conventional Filtration: Part 1 (2019)

Finished Water

Water that has been treated and is ready to be delivered to customers.

  • (CCR01)Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Overview (2338)

 

Floc

Masses of non-settleable microorganisms and particles that come together to form progressively larger, heavier particles.

Flow Rate

Rate of wastewater flow through a wastewater treatment facility, typically measured in million gallons per day (MGD).

  • (BNR01) Nitrification and Denitrification – An Introduction to Nitrogen Removal (1485)
  • (BNR02) Nitrification Factors – Suspended Growth Treatment Systems (1821)

Forage

Herbage that is available and acceptable to grazing animals.

  • (BIO01) Biosolids Agronomic Loading Rates Part 1 (1247)
  • (BIO02) Biosolids Agronomic Loading Rates Part 2 – Manure (1484)

Frequency

How often sampling occurs.

  • (RAD01) Radionuclide Rule – Initial Monitoring and Reporting (1503)

General Permit

A statewide permit issued by the Department for a specific category of beneficial use, such as the beneficial use of biosolids, that a person or municipality that obtains a determination of applicability to operate under the permit if the terms and conditions of the permit and certain requirements are met

  • (BIO01) Biosolids Agronomic Loading Rates Part 1 (1247)
  • (BIO02) Biosolids Agronomic Loading Rates Part 2 – Manure (1484)

Grandfather

also grandfathering

Use of historical data to determine if initial monitoring can be skipped.

  • (RAD01) Radionuclide Rule – Initial Monitoring and Reporting (1503)

Green Manure

Cover crop that is incorporated into the soil, while green, for soil improvement.

  • (BIO01) Biosolids Agronomic Loading Rates Part 1 (1247)
  • (BIO02) Biosolids Agronomic Loading Rates Part 2 – Manure (1484)

Ground Water

Ground Water (GW)

  • (DBP14) DBP Rule Violations for Pa. PWSs using Chorine⁄Chloramines (1825)