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WAT 411 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
his course is designed to train operators to safely and effectively operate advanced wastewater treatment processes and facilities with a special emphasis on Activated Sludge, Solids Processing, and new technologies.
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
Competencies
  1. Illustrate how to operate and maintain an activated sludge treatment process.
    1. Summarize how to start-up, shut down, and maintain various activated sludge processes.
    2. Identify process control strategies for a pure oxygen activated sludge system.
    3. Describe the various methods of determining return and waste sludge rates and select the best operational strategies to optimize process perfomance.
    4. Describe how to operate an activated sludge plant under various loading conditions.
    5. Interpret a microscopic exam of activated sludge and use that information to help troubleshoot the process or to predict performance.
  2. Research various solids treatment processes.
    1. Explain the purpose of solids treatment processes.
    2. Identify potential safety hazards associated with solids treatment processes.
  3. Investigate and correct poor process performance and process odors.
    1. Respond to odor complaints.
    2. Troubleshoot odor complaints and develop a solution.
  4. Differentiate how to remove phosphorous from wastewaters using a modification of activated sludge.
    1. Explain why phosphorous is removed from wastewater.
    2. Describe some of the different systems used for phosphorous removal.
  5. Research nitrogen removal processes.
    1. Explain why nitrogen is removed from wastewater.
    2. Identify the types of nitrogen removal systems.
    3. Describe nitrification and denitrification processes.
    4. Explain how ammonia stripping, breakpoint chlorination, and ion exchange processes remove nitrogen.
  6. Research treatment processes that reclaim wastewater.
    1. Describe the various methods of wastewater reclamation and reuse.
    2. Develop operational strategies for wastewater reclamation and reuse facilities.
  7. Identify and implement corrective actions when a process becomes upset.
    1. Troubleshoot an activated sludge process that must treat both municipal and industrial wastes.
    2. Troubleshoot an activated sludge process that must treat municipal wastes.



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