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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Introduction to Wastewater Utility

Available dates

Nov 24—28, 2019
5 days
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

This course provides an introduction to the wastewater treatment processes. It focuses on both domestic and industrial sources as they relate to the way wastewater is collected, treated, and disposed. Areas of study include basic descriptions of what is wastewater, why we have to treat wastewater, the processes involved with treating the wastewater, disposal of treated effluent, and the collection of wastewater from sources.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Have an Overview of Operator responsibilities
  • Wastewater Characteristics and Sources
  • Wastewater Collection Systems
  • Wastewater Collection Pumping Systems

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview of Operator responsibilities
  • EOCP
  • Wastewater Characteristics and Sources

(A) What is wastewater and why we treat wastewater

  • Sources of wastewater: domestic, municipal, industrial
  • Reason for treating – environment and public health
  • What are the hazardous of not treating wastewater
  • Case studies

(B) Wastewater treatment processes

  • Size and point of discharge
  • General wastewater processes: primary, secondary, territarary
  • How wastewater treatment processes have evolved through history
  • Intro to micro-organisms

Day 2

(C) What is being treated in wastewater: domestic, municipal, industrial

  • Characteristics: biological, chemical, physical
  • Need for sampling: process & regulatory
  • Measure characteristics
  • What do you do with the results

Day 3

(D) Disposal: sub-surface, surface water, re-use (irrigation, stream augmentation, snowmaking, firefighting etc.)

(E) Safety involved with wastewater

  • pathogens, high level hygiene
  • Wastewater Collection Systems
  • Sewer systems: storm, sanitary, combined
  • Inflow and infiltration in wastewater
  • Difference between gravity and force main sewer systems
  • How sewer and wastewater piping is installed
  • Various components of manholes & piping and parts of a wastewater collection system

Day 4

(F) Overview of common operation & maintenance issues

  • routine procedures
  • troubleshooting

(G) Safety overview

Day 5

  • Wastewater Collection Pumping Systems
  • The different pumping scenarios involved with wastewater
  • Sewage lift station designs
  • Difference between low lift and high lift pumps
  • Wet well pumping systems
  • Dry well pumping systems
  • General overview on controls of pump stations
  • Explain the importance of back up power for wastewater pumping systems
  • Safety overview

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

Industrial waste water compliance managers, supervisors, engineers, inspectors, plant managers, HSE staff. As well as operations, inspection, maintenance and design engineers and technical staff including laboratories.

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