More Magic Water Words

As the Water Treatment Operator certification exam approaches this Saturday (at least here in California), we are continuing our final reminders of some key water terms that always seem to show up on these tests.  An important thing to recognize about this vocabulary is that every question is multiple choice, and every multiple choice question has three wrong answers.  Sometimes, finding the correct answer is a process of elimination.  By recognizing some of the wrong answers — through a full water vocabulary — you might be able to answer correctly some questions that you really aren’t that knowledgable about!  Here’s today’s group of “Magic Water Words”:

Manganese greensand is a filter medium that is used only for iron and manganese treatment — as far as I have ever heard, at least.  As there are usually very few questions on this subject, manganese greensand is a common wrong answer!

Methemoglobinimea — better known as blue baby syndrome — is the disorder that very young children can get if they ingest too much nitrate.  Nitrate is regulated as a primary drinking water standard at 45 mg/L to guard against this public health risk.

Tapered flocculation is the practice of decreasing the mixing intensity of the flocculation process as we progress from stage to stage.  This practice recognizes that as the floc particles grow larger, they also grow more fragile.  Dropping the mixing intensity reduces the risk of floc destruction due to shear.

Well, there’s three more high probability water words for you.  I hope you will make the MOST of them on Saturday!

2 Responses to More Magic Water Words

  1. avatar Lorenso says:

    I have been buying botlted water for a long time and was kinda getting sick and tired with always hauling the instances of water around. Then my girlfriend talked myself and something of my kids into a diet that included drinking a sizable level of water a day, and so i decided arrived to change to the 5-gallon bottles along with a dispenser. Found a wonderful stainless dispenser at […] that produces warm water hot enough for tea and cold water perfect for drinking. Now I need to wreak havoc on the 5-gallon water bottles. This basically provided, I figured, 3 options. Using a water delivery service (very costly), buying 5-gallon water bottles pre-filled with a place like Home Depot, or using the empty water bottles in to Wal-Mart and then for $2.00 a bottle, refilling them myself. Most of these options needed that We’ve storage for a couple empties, as well as them have varying examples of annoyance. Then while walking over the Home Depot I ran across the Z-bottles by ZeroWater. Appeared like what is anxiety all my problems.So, I purchased the bottle and hooked up. Went easily in the new water dispenser and immediately started making water. I love the flavors in the water. I have one daughter who belives it tastes metallic, plus a couple other family members nobody as it. If you feel about this, Dasani starts off with purified water (000) then adds stuff to it for flavor, so a fantasy surprising that this flavor is just not something enjoyed by all, though I myself am real happy. Will be nice if the ZeroWater people could make a second form of filter that could add back some stuff to improve that flavor returning to a Dasani flavor or something (believe I heard that Dasani measures like 039 ppm of total disolved solids.Anyway, to me, this Z-bottle will be the strategy to use. I’m not storing certainly not new filters. No huge 5-gallon water bottles hanging out. I’m not really lifting and changing water bottles. I’m not running water bottles for the store, or paying a wild amount of money to own them delivered. All I’m doing is filling a pitcher with water every evening and dumping it in to the top chamber of the Z-bottle. Nothing may be easier.The next word towards the wise. I’ve read some reviews where people complain in regards to the water not immediately registering a 000 with new filters, or beginning to smell right away. When I bought mine, I made the decision to get filters too. Home Depot was clearing them out so everything was marked half price and that i made a decision to get them out and be looking for a long time ahead. Upon putting the filter boxes into the cart, I noticed that a lot of them was re-sealed. At $60 per box of four (I was getting for $30), I decided to look at them as much as customer satisfaction and appearance them out. The re-sealed ones looked good. Then I had them open an un-opened one. Not merely was the un-opened one inch a plastic bag, that your re-sealed ones weren’t, the filter itself, in which the holes are to the water to undergo, was somewhat shiny, whereas the re-sealed ones were a very black matte color. It was true for those 3 boxes of re-sealed filters, whereas all 3 boxes of filters that have been not re-sealed were shiny. My assumption? At $60 box, individuals were with these, cleaning them up, and returning these phones Home Depot for his or her money back. May not surprise me whatsoever the those with negative reviews, sufficient reason for water filters not registering 000 right away on and on out real quick might have been purchasing and using USED filters. Moral with the story, guarantee the boxes of filters you’re buying haven’t ever been open, or open them up and check out the new signs as with plastic bags and shiny black as an alternative to matte black.

    • avatar MOST says:

      Thanks for the comment, Lorenso. I’m not entirely sure what point you’re making. But as I’ve noted in several posts here at MOST, I don’t see the point in Zero Water or any of these other home water treatment or bottled water options. And that’s because tap water in the USA is perfectly safe to drink — if it’s not, your local water provider is required to notify you about any health-related shortcomings of your water. There are no such requirements for home treatment or bottled water!

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