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Wastewater Lagoons and Ponds

14 Professional Development Hours

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

  • Recognize the application and operation principles of lagoons
  • Understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence the operation and efficiency of lagoons
  • Assess design considerations for lagoons
  • Develop practical solutions to common problems encountered during the operation of lagoons

Lagoons are used as a stand-alone technology for the treatment of effluents originating from domestic, industrial or agricultural activities. The successful operation of lagoons relies on the proper design and good operation and maintenance practices. This course discusses the physical, chemical, and biological processes that govern the treatment of wastewater in lagoons, and addresses the design principles and operation and maintenance practices of lagoons for increased efficiency of treatment, as well as the methods that help in upgrading lagoon effluents. You will also learn how lagoons can be used as polishing steps for removing nutrients such as phosphorus.

Course Outline:

  • Applications, benefits and limitations of lagoons
  • Processes and controlling factors in wastewater treatment lagoons
  • Lagoon types, design and construction
  • Monitoring lagoons performance
  • Desludging lagoons
  • Potential causes and recommended solutions to reduced lagoon performance
  • Optimizing for improved quality of lagoon effluent
  • Optimizing for reduced energy consumption and cost
  • Optimizing design for improved treatment efficiency

Who Should Attend:
Plant Managers • Plant Operating Personnel • Environmental Engineers in Private Sector Development Projects • Engineers in Manufacturing Plants and Processing Plants • Municipal Engineers • Municipal Planners • Biologists • Chemists • Environmental Scientists • Geologists • Regulatory Personnel • Compliance Officers • Consulting Engineers

Course Rating
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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 6/12/2023


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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