Wastewater Treatment Plant Level 1

Hours: 140 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,000.00

Course Overview:

Wastewater Treatment Plant – Level 1 is designed to train students to safely and effectively operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants. This course is designed to train students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing the use of safe practices and procedures.

The information from this course includes the role and responsibilities of a treatment plant operator, an explanation of why wastes must be treated, and detailed descriptions of the equipment and processes used in a wastewater treatment plant.

Students will learn to operate and maintain racks, screens, comminutors, sedimentation tanks, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, package activated sludge plants, oxidation ditches, ponds, and chlorination facilities.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the role of the treatment plant operator in a wastewater treatment plant
  • Identify steps in the wastewater treatment process
  • Comprehend features of sedimentation, flotation, and trickling filters
  • Identify steps in the activated sludge process and maintaining ponds
  • Identify the steps in the disinfection process and sulfur dioxide hazards

Course Outline:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 1
Water Treatment Operators & Facilities
  • What is a Treatment Plant Operator?
  • The Water Quality Protector
  • Your Qualifications
  • Staffing Needs & Future Job Opportunities
  • Prevention of Pollution
  • Types of Waste Discharges
  • Effects of Waste Discharges
  • Solids in Wastewater
  • Natural Cycles
  • NPDES Permits
  • Collection of Wastewater
  • Treatment Plants
  • Flow Measuring Devices
  • Solids Handling & Disposal
  • Advanced Methods of Treating Wastewater
  • Effluent Discharge, Reclamation, & Reuse
  • Bar Screens & Racks
  • Comminutors & Barminutors
  • Grit Removal
  • Operational Strategy & Design Review
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 2
Sedimentation, Flotation & Trickling Filters
  • Purpose of Sedimentation and Flotation
  • Operation & Maintenance
  • Sampling & Laboratory Analysis
  • Sludge & Scum Pumping
  • Safety Issues
  • Principles of Operation
  • Review of Plans & Specifications
  • Flotation Processes
  • Combined Sedimentation Digestion Unit
  • IMHOFF Tanks
  • Septic Tanks
  • How the Trickling Filter Works
  • Classification of Filters
  • Starting, Operating, & Shutting Down a Filter
  • Filter Operational Strategy
  • Filter Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Loading Criteria
  • Trickling Filter / Solids Contact (TF/SC) Process
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 3
Activated Sludge & Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
  • Description of Rotating Biological Contractors
  • Process Operation & Pretreatment Requirements
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting: Drives, Bearings & Motors
  • Safety of Equipment, Connections & Surfaces
  • Loading Calculations
  • The Activated Sludge Process
  • Package Plants & Extended Aeration
  • Oxidation Ditches
  • Use of Ponds
  • History of Ponds in Waste Treatment
  • Pond Classifications & Applications
  • Explanation of Treatment Process
  • Pond Performance
  • Starting the Pond
  • Daily Operation & Maintenance of Ponds
  • Surface Aerators
  • Pond Sampling & Analysis of Performance
  • Review of Pond Plans & Specifications
  • Eliminating Algae from Pond Effluents
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 4
Disinfection Processes
  • Need for Disinfection
  • Disinfection Using Chlorine
  • Points of Chlorine Application
  • Chlorination Process Control
  • Chlorination Feed Rate & Control
  • Measurement of Chlorine Residual
  • Chlorine Safety Program
  • Chlorine Handling
  • Chlorination Equipment & Maintenance
  • Other Uses of Chlorine
  • Dechlorination
  • Sulfur Dioxide Hazards
  • Sulfur Dioxide Supply System
  • Operation & Maintenance of Sulfur Dioxide Systems
  • Disinfection Using Ultraviolet (UV) Systems
  • Uses of UV Systems
  • Emergency Alarms
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting of UV Systems
  • Disinfection Using Ozone Systems

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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