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Principal Aspects of Chemical and Biological Processes Used in Water Treatment

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand principles of chemical and biological processes and techniques for the removal of organic and inorganic contaminants from contaminated water and wastewater
  • Learn about the technologies that are commonly used in industrial water and wastewater treatment operations
  • Develop a better understanding of the mechanisms and design aspects of water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Apply your knowledge of various chemical and biological technologies to water and wastewater treatment projects

This course discusses chemical and biological processes and their applications in industrial operations and environmental engineering practices. It addresses mechanisms, operation principles and applications of pertinent processes used in the removal of organic and inorganic contaminants from contaminated water and wastewater, including coagulation and flocculation, oxidation-reduction, chemical precipitation, water softening, ion exchange, activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors and lagoons. 

Case studies will be presented and discussed throughout the course.

Course Outline:

  • Fundamental chemical concepts
  • Oxidation-reduction processes
  • Coagulation and flocculation
  • Chemical precipitation
  • Water softening
  • Ion exchange
  • Chemical disinfection
  • Fundamental aspects of biological processes and microbial kinetics
  • Biological processes in water and wastewater treatment
  • Treatment lagoons

Who Should Attend:
Environmental Engineers • Consulting Engineers • Environmental Educators • Industrial Staff • Technicians and Technologists • Municipal Planners • Plant Managers • Plant Operating personnel

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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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