Tag Archives: water quality

Mixing and Coagulation

MOST subscriber Dan asked us recently how important Flash Mixing is for the ACTIFLOW process.  A very good question, Dan.  And here is our reply: Dan: I’m no expert on the ACTIFLOW system, but the chemistry of coagulation has to …
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Global Warming and the Oceans

Longtime Subscribers to MOST know where we stand on this issue: we’re “Deniers.”  At least that’s what the folks on the other side of the issue label us.  We prefer to call ourselves “scientists.”  But what better way to kick …
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Happy Veterans’ Day

On November 11 each year — the date of the official end of World War I — we celebrate our Veterans.  That means many of us get a day off work, including MOST.  So we can actually get a blog …
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Water Quality Course — Online!

One of the things we like to crow about here at MOST is that we have been teaching water courses at community college since 1989.  There’s something the “Johnny-come-lately’s” to online Operator training can’t say.  The college with which we …
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Surface Water Treatment Rule Exam Questions on YouTube

The two MOST important regulations for Water Treatment Operators are the Total Coliform Rule and the Surface Water Treatment Rule.  To help you prepare for the Water Treatment Operator certification exam here in California on November 16, MOST has added …
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Now on YouTube: Total Coliform Rule Questions

The Water Treatment Operator certification exam is just over three weeks away here in California.  In our last few posts, we have shown you various ways that MOST can help you prepare.  And we’ve just added another way with a …
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Water Fluoridation? Bad Idea!

The fluoridation of drinking water has been hailed by some as one of the greatest public health advances in modern times.  Color MOST very, very skeptical.  We are not fans of this practice, and there are a host of reasons …
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Water For Drinking

“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.”  Although there is some controversy regarding the actual author of this phrase (which is widely attributed to Mark Twain), there can be little controversy as to its truth — at least in …
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New Course Available: Secondary Standards

We just developed a new course for our Advanced Water Distribution course at College of the Canyons, and it is now available to you here at MOST.  It is course WQ-3, Secondary Standards.  Like all of our courses here at …
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MOST Source Water Quality Course

It has been a while since we added a new course to the MOST site, but this drought is over — unlike the real drought here in California.  We had a chance to “fine-tune” this one a bit in some …
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Pass the State Exam!

With just over one week to go until the Water Treatment Operator certification exam here in California, it’s panic time for some of you!  What can you do make sure that you pass the State exam on May 18?  Here’s …
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Water Treatment Operator Exam

You’ve only got four weeks left until the Water Treatment Operator certification exam in California on May 18.  Make sure you get some studying in every day or two between now and exam day.  And don’t forget that MOST is …
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The Chlorine Revolution

We have often expressed the view that chlorine in drinking water gets a grossly unfair rap in today’s world.  The discovery of disinfection by-products, notably trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids, has been the main factor in forming this picture of chlorine.  …
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Water Treatment Operator Exam in Six Weeks!

This week was Spring Break at College of the Canyons, where we have plied our trade as an instructor in Water Technology since 1989.  We were pretty certain that this break would allow us to get a couple more blog …
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Water Distribution Operator Exam — One Week Left!

March 16 is exam day for many of you Subscribers and other visitors here at MOST.  We wish you the best of luck on the Water Distribution Operator certification exam!  Many of you have already taken us up on our …
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