Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Treatment concepts and various unit processes are demystified with a combination of lecture, discussion, and multiple-choice sample questions.  Color photographs, diagrams, movies, and animations bring treatment processes into the classroom.

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Wastewater and Collections Courses

  • Activated Sludge Basics

  • Activated Sludge Process Control Tests

  • Activated Sludge Microbiology

  • Activated Sludge Troubleshooting

  • Biological Phosphorus Removal

  • Chemical Phosphorus Removal

  • Nitrification and Denitrification

  • Fixed Film Processes

  • Introduction to Collection Systems

  • Collection Systems Inspection, Testing, and Cleaning

  • Pumps

  • Lift Stations

  • Disinfection

  • Solids Handling

  • Corrosion Control for Water and Wastewater Systems

  • One Day Sampling and Analysis Evaluation

  • One Day On-Site Exam Cram for Wastewater

Water and Distribution Courses

  • Introduction to Distribution Systems

  • Well Systems

  • Water Storage Tanks

  • Water Treatment and Distribution System Regulations

  • Corrosion Control for Water and Wastewater Systems

Regulatory Compliance

Our regulatory compliance course for wastewater begins with an overview of the Clean Water Act and the sources of discharge limits for direct and indirect dischargers.  Our Discharge Monitoring Report class answers frequently asked questions on their completion and filing.  Water regulation courses are available for each of the major acts including Stage 2 DBPR and LT2ESWTR.  We’ll provide tools and materials to help ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Discharge Monitoring Reports

  • Sources of Discharge Permit Limits for Direct and Indirect Dischargers

  • Pretreatment Program

  • Water and Distribution Regulations

Water and Wastewater Mathematics

Math problems account for approximately twenty-five percent of certification exam questions and can be the most difficult portion of the exam for many people.  Our math training classes provide a firm grounding in the basics and cover a wide range of topics beginning with rearranging equations, tank geometries, and unit conversions.  More complex topics include calculating wasting rates to maintain an SRT, determining chemical dosage rates, finding force exerted on a valve, and metals accumulation rates from biosolids applications.  Math concepts are presented in an easy to understand format that focuses on real-world problems.  Our math basics course is approved for training units in all disciplines including collection and distribution.

  • Math Basics

  • Activated Sludge Math

  • Digestion and Biosolids Math

  • Water and Distribution Math

  • Collections Math

Our math basics course covers dimensional analysis (those pesky unit conversions!), rearranging equations, tank geometries and volumes, hydraulic retention time, flow velocities in pipes and open channels, dilutions, disinfection (chlorine dose), contact time, chemical addition math, and pump problems (hp, work, head, and water pressure).

Continuing Education Topics

These brief lectures last thirty minutes each and can be used to break up a day of more difficult training or to generate discussions among more advanced students.

  • Effect of Water Treatment Residuals on WWTP Performance

  • Effect of Alkalinity Type and Concentration on Nitrifying Biofilm Activity

  • Optimizing the TF/SC Process for Nitrification

  • Denitrification with Carbonaceous Trickling Filters

  • Comparing Gravimetric with Spin Data:  Accuracy of Process Control Calculations