May 23, 2019  
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WAT 410 - Advanced Water Resource Recovery

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 Wastewater 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 resource recovery processes and facilities in the Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competency. Additional topics such as odor control, residual solids management, reclamation, reuse, struvite control, digester gas scrubbing, energy management, and new technologies are also included.
Prerequisite: WAT 351  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate advanced water resource recovery treatment processes
    1. Explain why phosphorous and nitrogen are removed from wastewater
    2. Explain the different systems and processes used for phosphorous and nitrogen removal
    3. Explain how residual solids are removed from secondary effluents
    4. Summarize operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
    5. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
    6. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
    7. Monitor samples using proper techniques
    8. Recognize abnormal analytical results
    9. Define treatment parameters
    10. Calculate treatment parameters
    11. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
  2. Assess solids handling processes
    1. Explain operation and maintenance requirements and practices
    2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
    3. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
    4. Monitor samples using proper techniques
    5. Recognize abnormal analytical results
    6. Recognize proper application of chemicals
    7. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
    8. Define treatment parameters
    9. Calculate treatment parameters
    10. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
  3. Assess odors control processes
    1. Respond to odor complaints
    2. Explain operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
    3. Troubleshoot odor complaints
    4. Propose solutions to odor problems
    5. Discriminate between normal and abnormal odor conditions
    6. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
    7. Monitor samples using proper techniques
    8. Recognize abnormal analytical results
    9. Define odor control parameters
    10. Calculate odor control parameters
    11. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these odor control parameters
  4. Optimize facility performance
    1. Evaluate facility performance
    2. Develop strategies to optimize facility performance
    3. Calculate facility performance parameters
    4. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these facility performance parameters
    5. Define facility performance parameters
    6. Identify process control strategies
    7. Select the best operational strategies to optimize process performance
    8. Describe how to operate under various loading conditions
    9. Use data to predict performance
  5. Investigate new technologies
    1. Describe the various methods of wastewater reclamation, reuse, and water resource recovery
    2. Develop operational strategies for wastewater reclamation, reuse, and water resource recovery
    3. Describe drivers shaping the future of the water resource recovery industry
    4. Identify emerging pollutants
    5. Describe treatment alternatives for emerging pollutants
  6. Examine struvite control
    1. Define struvite
    2. Describe how struvite is formed
    3. Explain struvite control methods
  7. Research digester gas scrubbing
    1. Describe the various methods of digester gas scrubbing
    2. Develop operational strategies for digester gas scrubbing equipment
  8. Explore energy management at a water resource recovery facility
    1. Identify major energy users
    2. Describe energy generation
    3. Identify ways to save or reduce energy use 
  9. Examine the importance of legislation and regulatory policies in this field
    1. Explain the impact of the Clean Water Act on the future of the water resource recovery industry
    2. Explain the impact of the Safe Drinking Water Act on the future of the water resource recovery industry



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