WETT1546 Collection and Disinfection Systems Operation

Course Description

This course will prepare students for the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems and disinfection methods employed in water and wastewater treatment systems. The installation and maintenance of the equipment required by these systems will be explored. Disinfection by gas chlorination, as well as other chlorine methods of disinfection, will be the main focus of the disinfection methods discussed. Ultra Violet Light, Ozone, Heat, and other methods of disinfection will be addressed in this course as well. Calculations of chemical dosages and safety practices involved with handling chemicals will be included in this course. Lab analysis and interpretation of lab data will be demonstrated and practiced to ensure comprehension and understanding of these systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Examine collection and disinfection systems.
  • Select analytical methods used for disinfection of water and wastewater.
  • Disassemble, inspect, reassemble, and explain the mechanical equipment and uses of the equipment in chlorine feed systems.
  • Calculate flows, chemical dosages and feed-rates, percent solutions and other mathematical computations associated with chemical additions.
  • Assess methods of lift-station and collection system operation and maintenance, and safety policies in accordance with industry standards.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other