Essentials of Drinking Water TreatmentSee upcoming dates
Clean and safe drinking water is one of the most important assets in any city or community. This course will provide you with a good working knowledge of treatment processes, technology developments, regulations, and case studies to help you improve your water treatment facilities, operations, and future projects. Topics include:
- Conventional and advanced water treatment
- Coagulation, flocculation, clarification, filtration
- Disinfection strategies: chlorine, chloramines, ozone, UV
- Groundwater and surface water characteristics
- Membrane filtration processes and reverse osmosis
- Lead, iron, manganese, and H2S removal
- Radium, radon, and arsenic removal
- Current issues, pipe corrosion, emerging contaminants
- Water quality in distribution systems and building plumbing
Course is conducted "live" online in four 3-hour sessions over the course of two weeks from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time, on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 1 to June 10th. Details on how to log in and access the sessions will be provided with enrollment confirmation.
Who Should Attend?
- Drinking water system engineers, managers, and operators
- Consulting engineers
- Water equipment manufacturers
- Executives and directors of water-related organizations
- Public health professionals
Overview of Drinking Water Treatment and Current Issues
- Regulatory drivers
- Emerging contaminants and technologies
Coagulation and Flocculation
- Chemistry of coagulation
Clarification and Filtration
- Dissolved air flotation
- Granular media filters
Disinfection Processes and Technologies
- Chlorine, chloramines
- Ozone, ultraviolet, chlorine dioxide
- Microbial growth in distribution systems
Comparing Surface Water and Groundwater Treatment Plants
- Types of treatment plants
- Groundwater vs. surface water raw sources
- Major processes, typical flow rates
Groundwater Treatment Issues
- Iron and manganese removal
- Oxidation with chlorine, permanganate
- Radium, arsenic, ammonia removal
Ammonia in Drinking Water Treatment
- Occurrence, addition, and removal of ammonia
- Control of chloramination and nitrification
Owner Insights: Design and Operation of Water Treatment Facilities
- Designing for operations and maintenance
- Flexibility, simplicity, costs, procurement, efficiency
Membrane Filtration Processes
- Micro, ultra, and nano-filtration
- Reverse osmosis, electrodialysis reversal
- Membrane life, fouling, cleaning frequency
- Concentrate disposal
Distribution System Water Quality
- Pipe corrosion
- Disinfection by-products
- Premise plumbing issues
Case Studies in Drinking Water Treatment
- Examples of small and large water treatment plants
- Meeting new regulations and improving water quality
Avoiding Pitfalls in Water Projects
- Problems that can impact cost, schedule, and operation
Problem-Solving Workshops and Exercises
- Throughout the course, attendees will participate in short problem-solving exercises that will help them to understand the key issues, develop solutions, and discuss alternatives.
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Greg Harrington, PhD, is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research interests include waterborne pathogens, natural organic matter, and physical/chemical processes such as ozonation, chloramination, coagulation, and ultraviolet irradiation. In addition to his teaching and research, he is the Pieper Family Foundation Chair for Servant Leadership and has served as president of the Water Utility Board for the Madison Water Utility.
Chris Catlin, PE, is an operations consultant with Jacobs. He previously served as superintendent of plant operations for the Minneapolis Water Works, managing a 180-MGD lime-softening/membrane plant. His experience includes groundwater, surface water, conventional treatment, membrane treatment, radium removal, and ammonia/nitrification. He is a certified water plant operator in Iowa and Minnesota.
Michael Oneby, PE, is a Technical Leader for Olsson Associates, specializing in water treatment processes. His work has included the analysis, design, and upgrade of municipal and industrial treatment facilities across the United States, including membranes, ozone, conventional and advanced treatment. He is also president of the International Ozone Association.
Upcoming dates (1)
Jun. 1-10, 2021
Essentials of Drinking Water Treatment
Course #: RA01015-C215
Fee includes online course materials and instruction.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
Online instruction from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time on:
- Tuesday, June 1, 2021
- Thursday, June 3, 2021
- Tuesday, June 8, 2021
- Thursday, June 10, 2021
Email confirmation will guide registered students through accessing the online Canvas course site. Registered students will create and login to Canvas course site with a NetID.
Instructor(s)Gregory Harrington, Chris Catlin, Michael Oneby
Team Discount: $300 off the course fee, per person, when two or more enroll from the same employer.
LocationThis is an online course.
If you cannot attend, please notify us no later than one week before your course begins, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $150 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.
Essentials of Drinking Water TreatmentCourse #: RA01015
Essentials of Drinking Water TreatmentDate: Tue. June 23, 2020 – Thu. July 09, 2020
Fee covers webinars, homework assignments, course materials, and continuing education certificate.
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
Essentials of Drinking Water TreatmentDate: Tue. June 18, 2019 – Thu. June 20, 2019
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials
- CEU: 2
- PDH: 20
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