WTTP 1851: 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

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

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

Additional requirements

Computer with Internet required.


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 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:

Midterm 1 25%
Midterm 2 25%
Final exam 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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