WTTP 2151
Membrane and Alternative Filtration Techniques

1.0 Credit

Description

All filtration techniques have advantages and disadvantages, depending on source water and finished water requirements. In this course various alternative filtration processes, such as membranes, pressure sand, manganese green sand, activated carbon, pro-coat and sediment filtration are explained and discussed. A large portion of the course is dedicated to membrane filtration and includes topics of pore size and physical classifications, performance and application, as well as membrane fouling, cleaning and integrity.

Delivery Method

Online, self-paced.

Prerequisites

Industry experience or completion of level two portion of the Water Treatment Technology program .

Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the operation of different pressure and vacuum sand filter systems.
  • Understand and discuss the process of a manganese green sand and activated carbon filtration system.
  • Understand and discuss the operation of a diatomaceous earth pre-coat filter system.
  • Understand and discuss the different types of sediment filters used in small-scale water filtration systems.
  • Understand the different types of membranes that are available according to their membrane pore size.
  • Understand the different types of membranes that are classified according to their physical properties and materials.
  • Understand and discuss the different performance standards and applications of the different types of membranes in a water treatment plant.
  • Understand and discuss the different types of fouling, cleaning, and integrity tests available in a membrane water treatment plant.

Course Outline

WTTP 2151: Membrane and Alternative Filtration Techniques is divided into two modules: Module A: Alternative Filtration Techniques, and Module B: Membrane Filtration. The learning objectives for each module are as follows:

Module A: Alternative Filtration Techniques

  • Understand and discuss the operation of different pressure and vacuum sand filter systems.
  • Understand and discuss the process of a manganese greensand and activated carbon filtration system.
  • Understand and discuss the operation of a diatomaceous earth pre-coat filter system.
  • Understand and discuss the different types of sediment filters used in small-scale water filtration systems.

Module B: Membrane Filtration

  • Identify the different types of membranes that are available according to their membrane pore size.
  • Understand the different types of membranes that are classified according to their physical properties and materials.
  • Analyze and discuss the different performance standards and applications of different types of membranes in a water treatment plant.
  • Understand and discuss the different types of fouling, cleaning, and integrity tests available in a membrane water treatment plant.

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

Students require a computer and internet access.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

Assessment

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

The final assessment will be determined on the following basis.

Final Examination * 100%

* Mandatory