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WAT 412 - Advanced Water Treatment

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are advanced water treatment processes and facilities in the Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competency. Additional topics such as emerging contaminants, energy management, and new technologies are also included.
Prerequisite: WAT 352  
Competencies
  1. Assess specialized and membrane treatment processes
    1. Identify process control strategies
    2. Select the best operational strategies to optimize process performance
    3. Describe how to operate under various loading conditions
    4. Interpret laboratory data
    5. Use laboratory data help troubleshoot or to predict performance
    6. Summarize how to start-up, shut down, and maintain various processes
    7. Explain why specialized and membrane technologies are used
    8. Explain the different types of specialized and membrane technologies used
    9. Summarize operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
    10. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
    11. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
    12. Monitor samples using proper techniques
    13. Recognize abnormal analytical results
  2. Research solids treatment processes
    1. Explain the purpose of solids treatment processes
    2. Identify potential safety hazards associated with solids treatment processes
    3. Develop operational strategies for solids treatment processes
  3. Optimize facility performance
    1. Evaluate facility performance
    2. Describe the filter evaluation process
    3. Develop strategies to optimize facility performance
    4. Identify process control strategies
    5. Select the best operational strategies to optimize process performance
    6. Describe how to operate under various loading conditions
    7. Use data to predict performance
    8. Calculate facility performance parameters
    9. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these facility performance parameters
    10. Define facility performance parameters
  4. Research energy management at a water treatment facility
    1. Identify major energy users
    2. Explore ways to save or reduce energy use
  5. Examine the importance of legislation and regulatory policies in this field
    1. Explain the impact of the Safe Drinking Water Act on the future of water treatment
    2. Describe the USEPA Unregulated Contaminants Monitoring rule
    3. Discuss USEPA Algal Toxin Risk Assessment and Management Strategic Plan for Drinking Water
    4. Summarize the impact of the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis on Federal regulatory agencies and the water
    5. industry
    6. Explain the impact of the Clean Water Act on the future of water treatment
  6. Investigate new technologies
    1. Describe drivers shaping the future of the water industry
    2. Identify emerging contaminants
    3. Describe treatment alternatives for emerging contaminants



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