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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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About the course

This program provides the skills and knowledge required to design, assess and install domestic wastewater treatment systems. Competencies include theoretical concepts, applying solutions to unpredictable problems, and assessing, selecting and designing on-site sewerage facilities for parcels of land not serviced by a local authority sewerage system.

This course provides a post trade outcome which has been designed for persons seeking employment as technicians in environmental plumbing, operative or general domestic waste water treatment systems.

Course Objectives

A wastewater treatment plant should be designed to achieve Federal, State and local effluent quality standards stipulated in applicable discharge permits. Specifically, the plant must be easy to operate and maintain, require few operating personnel, and need a minimum of energy to provide treatment. Plants should be capable of treating normal laundry wastes together with sanitary wastewater. Pretreatment of laundry wastes will not be considered except where such wastes might exceed 25 percent of the average daily wastewater flow, or as a resources conservation measure when feasible. In a design for the expansion of existing plants, criteria contained herein regarding flows and wastewater characteristics may be modified to conform to existing plant performance data if the plant has been in operation long enough to have established accurate data.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Module 1: DMW001 Basic Principles of Wastewater Management
  • Module 2: DMW002 Servicing Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plants and On - Site Assessment and Design of Wastewater Land Application Areas.
  • Module 3: Theoretical Concepts
  • Module 4: Applying solutions to unpredictable problems

Day 2

  • Module 5: Assessing, selecting and designing on-site sewerage facilities for parcels of land not serviced by a local authority sewerage system
  • Module 6: GENERAL
  • Module 7: SITE SELECTION
  • Module 8: Treatment Requirements

### Day 3

  • Module 9: Basic Design Considerations
  • Module 10: Selection of Treatment Process
  • Module 11: Small Flow Treatment Systems
  • Module 12: Typical Military Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Module 13: Upgrading Existing Treatment Facilities
  • Module 14: Characteristics of Wastewater Treatment Plants and General Plant Layout

Day 4

  • Module 15: Preliminary Treatment
  • Module 16: Trickling Rickling Filter Plants
  • Module 17: Activated Sludge Plants
  • Module 18: Waste Treatment Ponds
  • Module 19: Advanced Wastewater Treatment

### Day 5

  • Module 20: Sludge Handling, Treatment And Disposal
  • Module 21: Disinfection
  • Module 22: Flow Measurement, Sampling And Process Control
  • Module 23: Operation, Maintenance, Design, And Safety

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course prepares graduates for a career pathway in small decentralized Waste Water Management positions or planning for Environmental Plumbing Systems positions. It also provides some competencies suitable for employment in Hydraulics Services Design field of the Building Industry. Some of the competencies are required for Licensing for servicing of Waste Water Treatment Plants and the design of the Waste Water Treatment Facility. On successful completion of this course and or some of its competencies, learners will have the skills and knowledge to perform in the following job roles/functions:

  • Plumbing Inspectors
  • Installers of Wastewater Systems
  • Managers in Wastewater Industry
  • Small Business Owner domestic wastewater industry Consultants, Environmental plumbing industry
  • Licensed Plumbers wishing to add extra scope in the environmental and wastewater area to their skill set
  • Engineers involved in wastewater management
  • Soil classifiers involved in site assessment and design in wastewater management
  • Service and Maintain Domestic Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Designers of Waste Water Treatment Facilities

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