Basics of Wastewater Treatment Processes Training Course

W 102 - Basics of Wastewater Treatment Processes

This course is an introduction to wastewater treatment processes that covers basics of wastewater system. This course will initially discuss the microbial nature of wastewater. Then it will cover the reactions and mechanisms occurring in the wastewater system. The most common techniques that are applicable in almost all countries with various populations will be covered. This course will teach you the impacts of temperature on biological activities in microbial treatment methods. Finally, the basics of wastewater treatment processes training course will talk about different methods of measurement and assessment of water quality and the pollutants of wastewater. For those interested in learning the wastewater collection system design, an additional day will be dedicated to train students with SWMM5 software.

Training Participants

The basics of wastewater treatment processes is a 2-day course aimed to train:

      • Any individual from wastewater and water industry, governmental sectors, or academia who needs to understand how the water systems work.
      • Any individual who needs to understand the biological and chemical nature of wastewater.
      • Any individual with a basic knowledge about the wastewater systems who needs to design, analyze and control various steps of wastewater treatment and its distribution.
      • Faculty members and research engineers from academic centers who need to learn about wastewater systems design.
      • Government and state personnel who are involved in developing, adjusting, or passing legislations and policies related to wastewater treatment systems.
      • Government entities related to water including the personnel of Deputy Assistant.
      • Grant writers working on water, distribution and wastewater related projects who need a brief and quick training about water systems.
      • Wastewater plant operators, mostly entry- and mid-level.
      • Non-technical personnel of wastewater plants who need to know the basis of water system, such as in marketing, finance, and executive sectors.
Course Objectives

Upon completion of the basics of wastewater treatment processes training, the participants will be able to:

      • Understand what microorganisms are present in wastewater.
      • Articulate the energy sources of microorganisms in wastewater.
      • Understand all the kinetics and mechanisms of the reactions occurring in wastewater.
      • Explain all the most common treatment processes of wastewater.
      • Distinguish the organic and inorganic substrates of wastewater.
      • Explain the sedimentation process.
      • Name all different types of sedimentation.
      • Understand the applications and purposes of each sedimentation process.
      • Understand the aeration process.
      • Discuss the factors that would impact the rate of oxygen transfer.
      • Elaborate the differences between mechanical, diffused air and gravity aeration systems.
Course Outline

The outline of the basics of wastewater treatment processes training is mentioned in the following which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Microbiology of Wastewater
      • Microorganisms of wastewater
      • Biological cells
      • Energy and carbon sources of microorganisms
      • Metabolisms of microorganisms
      • Energy generation of microbial cells
      • Ecology of biological wastewater
Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Hydraulics
      • Reaction kinetics
      • Mass balance
      • Reactor hydraulics
Organic and Inorganic Matters Conversions
      • Substrates
      • Suspended solids
      • Nontoxic substances
      • What is acid rain?
      • Pollution of groundwater
Sedimentation Process
      • Different types of settlings
      • Discrete settling processes
      • Flocculant settling
      • Zone settling
Aeration Process
      •  Introduction to gas transfer
        • Aeration kinetics
        • Oxygen transfer parameters
        • Aeration factors
        • Aeration systems
          • Mechanical
          • Gravity
          • Diffused air
OPTIONAL (for 3-day trainings only)
      • SWMM 5 design training