WTTP 1711: Water Treatment I

This is a basic water treatment course which focusses on environmental applications and emphasizes past, present and future technologies related to water treatment. Topics explored in this course include: operator responsibilities; water sources; reservoir management; coagulation and flocculation processes; sedimentation; filtration; disinfection; corrosion control; and basic water treatment sampling procedures.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing the work in this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the main features of modern water systems, ranging from the operator's duties to the filtration techniques available.
  • Discuss the process of sedimentation as it applies to water treatment.
  • Discuss a variety of filtration techniques.
  • Discuss a number of disinfection techniques, including chlorination, ozone disinfection and UV disinfection.
  • Discuss the basic principles of water storage and sampling.

Course topics

  • Module A: Small Water Systems Operations
  • Module B: The Process of Sedimentation
  • Module C: The Process of Filtration
  • Module D: The Process of Disinfection
  • Module E: The Basic Principles of Water Storage and Sampling

Required text and materials

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

Additional requirements

Computer with Internet required.

Assessments

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

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.

Students taking this course and applying it towards a Certificate I, II, or III or Water Treatment Diploma must obtain a minimum 60% average in the course overall to meet program requirements.

The final assessment will be determined on the following basis:

Midterm 1 25%
Midterm 2 25%
Final Exam * 50%

*Mandatory

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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