Example 347

Problem: A unit rectangular process basin has a length of 15 ft, width of 7 ft, and depth of 9 ft. What is the volume of the basin?

Solution:

For wastewater operators, representative surface areas are most often rectangles, triangles, circles, or a combination of these. Practical volume formulas used in water/wastewater calculations are given in Table 3.1. To determine the volume of round pipe and round surface areas, the following examples are helpful.

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