Water & Wastewater Treatment II Online Course & Certificate

Duration:
20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:
$295

Wastewater Treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, and includes physical, chemical and biological removal processes. Wastewater Treatment Technologies is a course that reviews the various disinfectant technologies that are available for use, and are under development. We also review the various causes of biological growth including the microorganisms that contribute to equipment fouling and system factors that magnify growth. We provide a practical review of industrial biocides- oxidizing and non oxidizing agents, surface cleaning treatments, measurement, feeding, and system requirements, in addition to environmental and safety concerns, that are applicable to your system.

 

After completing Wastewater Treatment Technologies, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • How to identify the various forms of biological growth
  • Available disinfectant technologies
  • Measurement and monitoring systems
  • Feeding systems and requirements
  • Environmental and safety concerns associated
  • How to implement a robust control plan

 

No prior experience necessary

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

 

Lesson 1- Types of Microbial Growth. This chapter examines the various types of microbial growth- algae, bacteria, aerobic and anaerobic, and fungi. We also review identification techniques available to understand these organisms.

 

Lesson 2- Problems Associated with Microbial Growth. Here we review how biofilm matrices are formed, and their impact on process equipment, including fouling and microbiologically influenced corrosion.

 

Lesson 3- Physical and Chemical Factors that Affect Microbial Growth. We review factors that contribute to microbial growth on surfaces. We also assess the impact of ambient temperature, pH, nutrient availability, water velocity against the surface, and surface roughness on fouling.

 

Lesson 4- Available Biofouling Treatment Technologies. We introduce options for treating microbial growth- industrial biocides, oxidizing agents, non oxidizing agents, and emerging technologies.

 

Lesson 5- Chlorines. Chlorine compounds (i.e. sodium and calcium hypochlorite) available for use, the background chemistry, measurement and monitoring systems, feeding requirements, and environmental and safety concerns are introduced.

 

Lesson 6- Bromines. Bromine compounds (i.e. bromine chloride, activated bromine, and others) available for use, the background chemistry, measurement and monitoring systems, feeding requirements, and environmental and safety concerns are introduced.

 

Lesson 7- Chlorine Dioxide. Chlorine dioxide compound available for use, the background chemistry, measurement and monitoring systems, feeding requirements, and environmental and safety concerns are introduced.

 

Lesson 8- Peroxygens. Peroxygen compounds (i.e. hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, etc) available for use, the background chemistry, measurement and monitoring systems, feeding requirements, and environmental and safety concerns are introduced.

 

Lesson 9- Non Oxidizing Agents. Non oxidizing biocides such as PHMB, quaternary ammonium compounds, organo bromine, glutaraldehyde, organo sulfur compounds, DBNP, and others are introduced.

 

Lesson 10- Equipment Cleaning. Simple options for treatment, such as manual cleaning of surfaces, use of abrasive cleaning agents, and other treatments are introduced.

 

Lesson 11- New Biofouling Treatment Technologies. Emerging treatment such as biodispersants, enzymes, bioelectric application, application of surface coatings, and Ultra Violet light are introduced.

 

Lesson 12- Control Efficacy. This is a review of your control plan going forward.

 

 

 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.