Water Treatment II
This course is a continuation of Water Treatment 1. More advanced topics such as water softening, pH control, pre-oxidation and dissolved metals removal will be covered. An overview of chemical feed systems as well as chemical dosage calculations will also be covered.
Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program. Completion of level one of the program is recommended.
After you have completed the work in this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the basic concepts and processes of coagulation and flocculation at a water treatment facility.
- Identify the major issues of coagulation operation, including troubleshooting and solutions.
- Explain the importance of pH control in water treatment.
- 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.
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
Maximum Completion30 weeks.
Required Text and Materials
Students will receive all course materials including the textbook in their course package.
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
Computer with Internet required.
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through Blackboard's "Mail" tool or by phone. You will receive the necessary contact information when you start your course.
To successfully complete this course students must obtain 50% or higher on the mandatory final exam and in the course overall. 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.
Your final assessment will be determined on the following basis: