Municipal Affairs and Environment

Wastewater Treatment Level I

Wastewater Fundamentals

  • Terminology
  • Definitions
  • Types of discharges
  • Wastewater composition
  • Sewers
  • Effluent discharge regulations
  • Safety
  • Math

Pretreatment

  • Bar Screens
  • Grit removal
  • Comminution
  • Solids handling
  • Flow measurement

Primary treatment

  • Settling Basins
  • Efficiency rates
  • Sludge
  • Skimmers
  • Solids disposal

Secondary Treatment Processes

  • Trickling Filters
  • Rotating Biological Contactors
  • Activated Sludge Process
  • Package Plants
  • Extended Aeration
  • Contact Stabilization
  • Oxidation Ditches
  • RBCs and Variants
  • Sequencing batch Reactors
  • BioGreen Systems
  • Reed Bed Systems
  • Emerging technologies

Wastewater Lagoons

  • Facultative Lagoons
  • Aerated Lagoons
  • Series operation
  • Mixing and aeration
  • DO profiles
  • Algae
  • Process control tests
  • Record keeping

Basic Lab Procedures and Equipment

  • Laboratory procedures
  • Wastewater chemicals
  • Lab equipment
  • Record keeping
  • Safety in the lab
  • Techniques and protocols
  • Dissolved Oxygen tests
  • BOD and COD
  • Bacteria tests

Math

  • Math and metric related discussions
  • Practice Questions – review of typical math certification exam questions

Certification Exam Preparation

  • Practice Questions – typical certification exam questions related to water treatment plant operation
 
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