Instrumentation and Control for Water & Wastewater Processes

Mississauga, Ontario /
Feb 6 - 8, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0231-2361

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After participating in this seminar you will be able to:

  • Integrate operation and control needs
  • Understand meaning of information from monitoring and control equipment
  • Apply analytical and monitoring equipment data to optimize treatment processes
  • Troubleshooting potential operational problems
  • Avoid common errors in monitoring system selection and application

Effective control of water and wastewater treatment plants operation is essential to produce good potable water quality and protecting aquatic environment. This course will provide you with basic principles of integrating aquatic chemistry, treatment processes and instrumentation to design and operate water and wastewater treatment plants. You will get practical skills to efficiently apply available instrumentation into specific applications and learn about new technologies and trends in this area.

The course emphasizes integration of control systems with treatment processes requirements. It is geared specifically towards individuals in the industry and includes workshop problems to help you understand and improve your professional activities in designing and operating water and wastewater treatment plants.

Course Outline:

  • Water and wastewater treatment fundamentals
  • Benefits of instrumentation and control
  • Instrumentation and control in water/wastewater treatment processes
  • Instrumentation and control strategy
  • Selection of monitoring equipment and its location
  • Interpretation of analytical and instrumentation monitoring data
  • Troubleshooting and avoiding common errors
  • New trends in water/wastewater treatment and control

Who should attend:
Water and Wastewater Professionals Plant Managers and Operators Consulting Engineers involved in Environmental Projects

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Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon.

Day 1


  • Purpose of water and wastewater treatment
  • Impact of source water quality and product water requirements on treatment processes
  • Impact of wastewater quality and effluent requirements on wastewater treatment processes
  • Water parameters and their meaning for treatment processes control
  • Relations between water parameters water chemistry
  • Control of water treatment processes and unit operations
  • Control of wastewater treatment processes and unit operations
  • Impact of water and wastewater treatment processes on water chemistry
  • Strategy for control water treatment processes
  • Strategy for control wastewater treatment processes

Review and discussion

Day 2

Analytical methods and instrumentation

  • Relation between water treatment processes and parameters to be monitored
  • Relation between wastewater treatment processes and parameters to be monitored
  • Laboratory methods
  • On-line instruments
  • Portable instruments
  • Selection of sampling/ monitoring points in water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Selection of on-line instruments in relation to the treatment processes
  • Maintenance and calibration
  • On-line measurements versus laboratory analyses
  • Monitoring water distribution systems
  • Common errors

Review and discussion

Day 3

Examples of control strategies in water and wastewater treatment plants operations

  • Water treatment plant using surface and ground water
  • Advanced water treatment for pharmaceutical industry
  • Cooling and heating water systems
  • Municipal sewage treatment plant with nutrient recovery
  • Municipal treatment plant receiving industrial wastewater
  • SBR plant for heavy contaminated wastewater

Challenges and new technologies in water and wastewater treatment

  • Emerging contaminants
  • Biological contamination in closed systems
  • Biosolids management energy and nutrient recovery
  • Demand for very pure water in various industries
  • Shortage of water : recycling, desalination, recovery

Review and discussion


Jan Kochany, Ph.D. P.Eng. REP

Dr. Jan Kochany is an expert in water chemistry and treatment with 25 + years of experience. He has participated in over 40 wastewater and groundwater treatment projects in Europe and North America, including 11 Superfund projects and 8 municipal and water treatment projects.

Furthermore, Dr. Kochany has conducted treatability and pilot studies and prepared treatment processes design for groundwater, wastewater, and leachates highly contaminated with organic substances, ammonia, arsenic, mercury, and other heavy metals. He successfully applied scale prevention technologies in food, electronic, chemical and auto industries as well as in municipal buildings and hospitals. In addition to the extensive experience in water chemistry and engineering he has also many years of experience in technical training and gave over 30 presentations at professional meetings in Canada and USA.


EPIC Learning Center
5670 McAdam Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1T2

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Fee & Credits
  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Early Registration Fee:

$1995 + taxes

Fee after December 28, 2018:

$2095 + taxes


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