Wastewater Treatment Plant Level 2

Hours: 220 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,000.00

Course Overview:

Wastewater Treatment Plant – Level 2 is designed to train students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing safe practices and procedures. Topics covered in this course include conventional activated sludge processes, sludge digestion and solids handling, effluent disposal, plant safety and good housekeeping, plant and equipment maintenance, laboratory procedures and chemistry, use of computers for plant operation and maintenance, analysis and presentation of data, and records and report writing.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the steps in the activated sludge process
  • Identify the steps in sludge digestion and water sampling
  • Comprehend strategies for maintaining plant safety
  • Identify the steps for performing laboratory procedures
  • Identify methods for analyzing and reporting data

Prerequisite: Wastewater Treatment Plant – Level 1

Course Outline:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 1
Activated Sludge Plants
  • The Activated Sludge Process
  • Aeration Systems
  • Safety of Aeration Systems
  • Checking Out a New Plant
  • Process Start-Up Procedures
  • Routine Operational Control
  • Abnormal Operation Conditions
  • Equipment Shutdown, Abnormal O & M
  • Modifications of the Activated Sludge Process
  • Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs)
  • Microbiology for Activated Sludge
  • Collection & Preparation of Samples
  • Interpretation & Response to Results
  • Monitoring the Changes & Trends in Microbiology
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 2
Sludge Digestion, Effluent Discharge, Reclamation, & Reuse
  • Need for Sludge Digestion
  • Components in the Anaerobic Sludge Digestion Process
  • Gas Systems
  • Digester Heating & Mixing
  • Operation of Anaerobic Digesters
  • Anaerobic Digestion Controls & Test Interpretation
  • Operational Strategy
  • Digester Cleaning
  • Aerobic Sludge Digestion
  • Digested Sludge Handling
  • Sludge Disposal
  • Effluent Discharge to Surface Waters
  • Receiving Water Monitoring
  • Sampling & Analysis
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 3
Plant Safety & Maintenance
  • Why Safety?
  • Types of Hazards
  • Specific Hazards
  • Pumping Stations
  • Treatment Plants
  • Industrial Waste Treatment
  • Safety in the Laboratory
  • Fire Prevention
  • Water Supplies
  • Safety Equipment & Information
  • How to Develop Safety Training Programs
  • Hazard Communication (Worker Right-to-Know Laws)
  • Treatment Plant Maintenance
  • Mechanical Equipment Maintenance
  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • Motors & Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Unplugging Pipes, Pumps, & Valves
  • Flow Measurements – Meters & Maintenance
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 4
Laboratory Procedures & Computer Use
  • Importance of Laboratory Procedures
  • Basic Laboratory Words, Equipment, & Techniques
  • The Metric System
  • Chemical Names & Formulas
  • Use of a Spectrophotometer
  • Safety & Hygiene in the Laboratory
  • Personal Safety & Hygiene in the Laboratory
  • Representative Sampling
  • Laboratory Procedures for Plant Control
  • Tests for Activated Sludge Control
  • Tests for Digestion Control
  • Laboratory Procedures for NPDES Monitoring
  • Dissolved Oxygen (DO) & Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Hydrogen Ion (pH), Metals, Nitrogen, & Ammonia
  • Nitrites, Phosphorus, & Sulfate
  • Computer Use in a Treatment Plant
  • Data Analysis, Report Generation & Recordkeeping
  • Systems Monitoring with Computers
  • Time Saving & Better Communication with Computers
  • SCADA Systems
Wastewater Treatment Plant Module 5
Analysis, Records, Reporting & Administration
  • Need for Analyzing & Presenting Data
  • Causes of Variations in Results
  • Monometer & Gauge Reading
  • Chart Reading
  • Average or Arithmetic Mean
  • Arithmetic Range of Values
  • Understanding Median & Mode
  • Geometric Mean
  • Moving Averages
  • Graphs & Charts
  • Variance & Standard Deviation
  • Prediction Equations, Trends, & Correlations
  • Metric Calculations
  • Records & Report Writing
  • Typical Monthly Report
  • Emergency Planning & Response
  • Function of a Manager
  • Planning, Organizing & Staffing
  • Communication, Conducting Meetings & Public Relations
  • Financial Management

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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