Inventory of the Wilfred F. Langelier Papers, 1925-1974

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Wilfred F. Langelier Papers, 1925-1974

Collection number: MS 83/2

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Collection Processed By:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed
June 1983
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wilfred F. Langelier Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1974
Collection number: MS 83/2
Creator: Langelier, Wilfred F., 1886-1981
Extent: 1 manuscript box
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated to the Water Resources Collections and Archives in 1974 upon completion of the volume of collected works (see Folder 21).

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wilfred F. Langelier Papers, MS 83/2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

University of California, Riverside. Sanitary Engineering Research Laboratory.
East Bay Water Company.
Water--Purification--Research--California.
Sewage--Purification--Research--California.
Sanitary engineering--California.
McGauhey, P. H. (Percy Harold)

Biography

Wilfred F. Langelier was born in 1886 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He earned a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1909 from New Hampshire College (now University of New Hampshire) at Durham. From 1909 to 1916 he worked for the Illinois State Water Survey, and also earned a M.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1911 from the University of Illinois. In 1916, Langelier accepted an assistant professorship in Sanitary Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Charles Gilman Hyde was chiefly responsible for bringing in Langelier, a chemist by training, to teach water chemistry in the Department of Civil Engineering. Langelier remained at Berkeley until his retirement in 1955.
Langelier also served as a consulting sanitary engineer for the East Bay Water Company until 1928 when the company was taken over by the East Bay Municipal Utility District, and is responsible for developing the Langelier Saturation Index, used to determine how corrosive water might be to pipes and plumbing.
Wilfred Langelier died September 13, 1981 at his home in Berkeley, California.
Additional biographical information can by obtained from: Teaching, Research, and Consultation in Water Purification and Sewage Treatment, University of California at Berkeley, 1916-1955, with an introduction by Erman Pearson. An oral history conducted in1970 by Malca Chall, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Riverside, 1982.

Scope and Content

Collection includes reprints of journal articles authored or co-authored by Langelier and articles that discuss Langelier's work, P. H. McGauhey's draft (unused) introduction to the Langelier oral history, a photograph album, a bound volume of Langelier's works, etc.

Related Collections

Charles Gilman Hyde Papers, 1904-1956.  HYDE, Water Resources Collections and Archives.
P. H. McGauhey Collection. MS 77/2, Water Resources Collections and Archives.
California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering Papers, 1911-1963.  MS 80/3, Water Resources Collections and Archives.

 

Reprints, 1929-1963

Box Box 1, Folder 1

Langelier, Wilfred F., and Joseph D. DeCosta. Operating experiences with the water purification plants of the East Bay Water Company. 1929.

Physical Description: p. 318-330.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 21:3 (March 1929).
Folder 2

Langelier, Wilfred F. Shallow sedimentation basins. 1930.

Physical Description: p. 1484-1489.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 22:11 (November 1930).
Folder 3

Langelier, Wilfred F. The theory and practice of aeration. 1932.

Physical Description: p. 62-72.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 24:1 (January 1932).
Folder 4

Langelier, Wilfred F. The analytical control of anti-corrosion water treatment. 1936.

Physical Description: p. 1500-1521.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 28:10 (October 1936).
Folder 5

Langelier, Wilfred F. Die analytische Überwachung der Wasserentsäuerung. 1937.

Physical Description: p. 135-151.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Published: Sonderabdruck aus "vom Wasser XII". Berlin : Verlag Chemie, 1937.German translation of article originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 28:10 (October 1936) - see Folder 4.
Folder 6

DeMartini, Frank E. Corrosion and the Langelier calcium carbonate saturation index. 1938.

Physical Description: p. 85-111.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 30:1 (January 1938).
Folder 7

Hoover, Charles P. Practical application of the Langelier method. 1938.

Physical Description: p. 1802-1807.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 30:11 (November 1938).
Folder 8

Langelier, Wilfred F. A motorized apparatus for the rapid determination of calcium and magnesium in water. 1940.

Physical Description: p. 279-293.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 32:2 (February 1940).
Folder 9

Langelier, Wilfred F., and Harvey F. Ludwig. Graphical methods for indicating the mineral character of natural waters. 1942.

Physical Description: p. 335-352.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 34:3 (March 1942).
Folder 10

Langelier, Wilfred F. Chemical equilibria in water treatment and Effect of temperature on the pH of natural waters. 1946.

Physical Description: p. 169-185.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 38:2 (February 1946).
Folder 11

Langelier, Wilfred F., and Harvey F. Ludwig. Mechanism of flocculation in the clarification of turbid waters. 1949.

Physical Description: p. 163-181.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 41:2 (February 1949).
Folder 12

Langelier, Wilfred F. The electrochemical desalting of sea water with permselective membranes-a hypothetical process. 1952.

Physical Description: p. 845-848.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 44:9 (September 1952).
Folder 13

Langelier, Wilfred F.,Harvey F. Ludwig, and Russell G. Ludwig. Flocculation phenomena in turbid water clarification. 1952.

Physical Description: 18 p.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Proceedings, American Society of Civil Engineers ; v. 78, separate no. 118 (February 1952).
Folder 14

Langelier, Wilfred F. Mechanism and control of scale formation in sea water distillation. 1954.

Physical Description: p. 461-469.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 46:5 (May 1954).
Folder 15

Caldwell, D. H., and Wilfred F. Langelier. Manometric measurement of the biochemical oxygen demand of sewage. 1948.

Physical Description: p. 202-218.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Sewage works journal ; v. 20:2 (March 1948).
Folder 16

A souvenir of the golden anniversary of the Water Purification Division : celebrated at the 83rd Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association, Kansas City, May 19-24, 1963 . 1963.

Physical Description: p. 1-38.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint. Originally published: Journal of the American Water Works Association ; v. 55:7 (July 1963).
 

Miscellaneous, 1925-1974

Box Box 1, Folder 17

Draft of introduction to the oral history of Wilfred F. Langelier. 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Written by P.H. McGauhey for Langelier's oral history, which was published in 1982 by the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library. Langelier refused to allow it as an introduction because it extolled him too highly.
Folder 18

Annual report of W.F. Langelier, chemist, to East Bay Water Company for the calendar year 1925.

Physical Description: 14 leaves.
Folder 19

Photograph album. 1929.

Physical Description: 80 photographs, mounted on paper and bound into album 13 x 19 cm., some with holograph captions.

Scope and Content Note

Includes views of Yosemite Valley, Davis University Farm, and water treatment plants in various U.S. cities.
Folder 20

Reese, Edward J. Causes of bulking of activated sludge. 1932.

Physical Description: 68 leaves : photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Thesis prepared in the College of Civil Engineering, University of California, May 1932, Wilfred F. Langelier, advisor.
Folder 21

Langelier, Wilfred F. Water quality technology : selected papers. 1974.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound.

Scope and Content Note

Collected works of Langelier, 1921-1954, with an introduction by P. H. McGauhey. Many of the papers in this volume reproduce articles found in Folders 1-16.