WTTP 2181
Standard Disinfection Practices

1.0 Credit


The intent of this course is to cover more in-depth concepts to the more common forms of water disinfection. This course covers the various applications and technology for the use of the chlorine-based disinfectants.

Delivery Method



Industry experience or completion of Level 2 portion of the Water Treatment Technology program


When you have completed each section of this course, you should be able to do the following:

Section 1: Disinfectant Applications

  • Describe the main areas in which a disinfectant is used and the reasoning behind the choices, and describe the times when water must be dechlorinated before discharge and how it is done

Section 2: Chlorine Storage, Handling, and Dosing

  • Understand the different forms of chlorine, the methods of addition, and the safety behind handling

Section 3: The Chloramination Process

  • Understand the chloramination process, including how it is done and equipment used

Section 4: Chlorine Dioxide Disinfection Applications

  • Summarize the use of chlorine dioxide in water treatment and some of the technology used to create it

Course Outline

Section 1: Disinfectant Applications

Section 2: Chlorine Storage, Handling, and Dosing

Section 3: The Chloramination Process

Section 4: Chlorine Dioxide Disinfection Applications

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

A computer with Internet access is required.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Management System's "Mail" tool or by phone at a mutually convenient time. The necessary contact information will be received when you start your course.


In order to complete this course successfully, you must obtain at least 50% on the final mandatory examination 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.

Final Exam 100%