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Thompson Rivers University

WTTP 1851: Water Treatment II

This course is a continuation of Water Treatment 1. Advanced topics in this course include: water softening; pH control; pre-oxidation; and dissolved metals removal. Students are provided an overview of chemical feed systems and chemical dosage calculations.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the basic concepts and processes of coagulation and flocculation at a water treatment facility. Perform coagulation calculations. Understand the dosage requirements for coagulation.
  • Identify the major issues of coagulation operation, including troubleshooting and solutions.
  • Explain the importance of pH control in water treatment. Describe Lime, soda ash, caustic soda and C02 systems. Perform calculations for pH control.
  • Explain the importance of water softening and the processes involved.
  • Describe the purpose of pre-oxidation in water treatment.
  • Describe the process for removing dissolved metals in water.

Course topics

Module A: Chemical and Physical Properties of Coagulation

Module B: Coagulation Operation and Troubleshooting

Module C: pH Control

Module D: Water Softening

Module E: Pre-Oxidation

Module F: Removing Dissolved Metals in Water

Required text and materials

The following materials are required for this course:

Pizzi, N., Lauer, W.C. Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook. 3rd Edition. USA: American Water Works Association, 2013.
Type: Textbook: ISBN 978-1-58321-861-7


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 25%
Midterm 2 25%
Final Exam (mandatory) 50%

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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