Introduction to Industrial Stormwater Management Training Course

W 103 - Introduction to Industrial Stormwater Management 

The introduction to industrial stormwater management is a 2-day course that will overview the potential pollutants in stormwater, available techniques to remove them, and how to prevent the runoff discharge from additional contamination. Students will learn about total suspended solids, biological oxygen demand, and nutrients in relation with stormwater management. We will also talk about pollution prevention plans and structural and non-structural best management practices. At the end, we will discuss the considerations that must be taken if industrial plants are located in regions with extreme cold or hot weather during winter and summertime. For those interested in learning the stormwater system design, an additional day will be dedicated to train students with SWMM5 software.

Training Participants

The fundamentals of water technology is a 2-day course aimed to train:

      • Individuals from any chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, etc. industry who are interested in managing their stormwater runoff.
      • Permit managers and municipal inspectors.
      • professional engineers and environmental consultants who need to have a basic knowledge about stormwater discharge of industrial units.
      • Operators in industrial wastewater treatment plants interested in continuing education requirements.
      • Any individual with a basic knowledge about the wastewater systems who needs to understand the stormwater management processes.
      • Faculty members and research engineers from academic centers who need to learn about industrial stormwater systems design.
      • Government and state personnel who are involved in developing, adjusting, or passing legislations and policies related to stormwater treatment systems.
      • Grant writers working on stormwater management projects who need a brief introduction to the topic.
      • Non-technical personnel of industrial plants (marketing, finance, and executive personnel) who need to know about the runoff management practices.
      • People with background in urban runoff who would like to expand their knowledge to the industrial runoff water.
Course Objectives

Upon completion of Introduction to industrial stormwater management training, the participants will be able to:

      • List all the common pollutants in most industrial runoff discharge.
      • Define and identify TSS, BOD, TP, TN.
      • Explain the methods to detect each pollutant in the runoff.
      • Articulate the proper implementation and maintenance of industrial BMPs.
      • Explain the differences between structural and non-structural BMPs.
      • Describe various non-structural BMP strategies.
      • Explain different forms of structural BMP technologies.
      • Define and implement proper prevention plans that would work for a targeted industry.
      • Anticipate the impacts of “bad weather” on the stormwater treatment system and how to adjust it.
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:

What are the most common pollutants in industrial runoff?
      • Total suspended solids (TSSs)
      • Biological oxygen demand (BOD)
      • Total nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus
      • Heavy metals
      • Other forms of pollutants
The Runoff Prevention Pollution Plan
      • How to prepare an effective plan?
      • How to implement the plan?
      • What are the considerations unique towards the plan?
The first Best Management Practices (BMPs)?
      • No exposure
      • Non-structural BMPs
Non-structural BMPs
      • Cleaning and neatness
      • Exposure reduction and ideally total elimination
      • Exclusive salt storage
      • Corrosion prevention, sediment management, and runoff control
      • Elicit discharges and how to prevent them
      • Spill control and management
      • Employee training
Structural BMPs
      • General considerations
      • Sedimentation processes
      • Infiltration processes
      • Filtration processes
      • Other treatment processes
Cold and Extreme Weather BMPs
      • Winter concerns
      • Extreme environment concerns
      • Flood management
OPTIONAL (for 3-day trainings only)
      • SWMM 5 design training