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WAT 211 - Industrial Pretreatment Processes

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to train operators to safely and efficiently inspect industrial pretreatment facilities. It will focus on actual operating procedures and teaches operators to analyze and solve operational problems.
Competencies
  1. Evaluate what industrial pretreatment is and determine if it is being operated and maintained properly through facility inspections.
    1. Describe a pretreatment facility.
    2. List the types of industrial wastewaters discharged to sewers.
    3. Identify sources and characteristics of industrial wastestreams.
  2. Plan pretreatment facility inspections.
    1. Describe the purpose of a pretreatment facility inspection program.
    2. Explain the importance of the work performed by pretreatment facility inspectors.
    3. List the major duties performed by inspectors. 
  3. Classify sources and types of industrial wastewaters discharged.
    1. Review industrial waste discharge permits.
    2. Analyze industrial treatment agreements.
    3. Explain applicable rules and regulations to industrial dischargers.
  4. Evaluate sampling to determine how representative it is of the waste stream.
    1. Know specific procedures to ensure representative samples.
    2. Trace an illegal discharge to the source.
    3. Identify the conditions for measuring flows in open channels.
    4. Describe the various types of open-channel flowmeters.
    5. Select the appropriate instrumentation for open-channel flow measurements.
    6. Determine the accuracy of open-channel flowmeters.
    7. Identify the various types of closed-pipe flow metering systems.
    8. Describe flow-proportioned pacing of automatic samplers.
    9. List approximate measurement methods.
  5. Outline the eight general prohibited discharges in 40CFR 403.5
    1. Identify the legal authorities involved in a pretreatment program.
    2. List the important aspects of EPA’s regulations.
    3. Describe the various types of EPA standards.
    4. Summarize the development of categorical limits.
    5. Identify types of industries and facilities subject to the categorical program.
    6. Explain the electroplating and metal finishing regulations and their differences.
    7. Describe the contents and significance of a Wastewater Ordinance.
    8. Plan or review a pretreatment program.
    9. Explain the role of local authorities in the control of pollutants.
    10. Identify industries required to have Categorical Pretreatment Standards.



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