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Water And Wastewater Treatment Technology

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This course will introduce students to water and wastewater treatment technology. Topics will include drinking-water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and water reuse.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Water Reuse and Sustainability

    • Assess the overall energy use and carbon footprint of water and wastewater utilities.
    • Explain how water storage in aquifers relates to water reuse.
    • Create a plan for water reuse.
    • Identify sustainability practices for water use and wastewater treatment.

    Wastewater Treatment

    • Evaluate best practices for solid-handling operations.
    • Distinguish among primary treatment, secondary treatment, and advanced treatment.
    • Assess sound asset-management practices for utilities.

    Water Quality and Distribution

    • Demonstrate integration of natural and human-generated water cycles.
    • Explain the importance of microscopic life in water quality and waterborne disease.
    • Examine regulatory structure for drinking water and water pollution control.
    • Distinguish between groundwater and surface water sources for water supplies.

    Drinking Water Treatment

    • Differentiate between treatment technologies used for groundwater supplies and those for surface water supplies.
    • Determine applicability of advanced water treatment, including use of seawater as a supply.
    • Explain issues arising from residuals left from drinking-water treatment processes.
    • Describe how treated drinking water is distributed for use.

    Wastewater Characteristics and Collection

    • Explain sewer system operations.
    • Determine the importance of biochemical oxygen demand biochemical oxygen demand.
    • Distinguish between industrial and municipal sources of wastewater.
    • Differentiate between storm sewers and sanitary sewers.
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