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Thompson Rivers University

WTTP 1831: Mechanical Systems 2 and Energy Management

This course is a continuation of Mechanical Systems 1 and Water Distribution. Students are introduced in more detail to the selection, operating principles, adjustment, and maintenance of mechanical equipment used in water and wastewater treatment processes and facilities. The course is arranged in four general sections, starting with moving water, process equipment, pumps, as well as energy conservation management.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the water and wastewater treatment process pathway as it relates to moving water.
  • Explain secondary process equipment related to wastewater treatment.
  • Describe municipal water and wastewater pumping.
  • Implement strategies for energy efficiency and conservation in water and wastewater treatment facilities including a detailed understanding of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs).

Course topics

Module A: The Treatment Process Pathway

Module B: Secondary Process Equipment

Module C: Municipal Water and Wastewater Pumping

Module D: Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Required text and materials

There is no required textbook for this course.


Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the overall course and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Midterm 1 15%
Midterm 2 15%
Assignment 1: Operator Scenario 35%
Final Exam (mandatory) 35%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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