WETT1522 Water Treatment Plant Operation II

Course Description

Students in this course will continue to study the various techniques and methods required to provide a safe, sanitary drinking water supply for the public. The course will focus on water softening and stabilization techniques currently being applied by the water industry. The course also examines water fluoridation and adsorption treatment methods. Plant operation procedures and evaluation of treatment performance will be analyzed both mechanically and by generating and evaluating laboratory data to verify process control and regulatory compliance.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the chemistry of water softening and combine it with operational data.
  • Perform pre and post analysis of a water sample and summarize the results.
  • Determine chemical dosage required for removal of hardness, turbidity and color.
  • Investigate the importance of providing a stable water supply from both a health and economic perspective.
  • Judge the importance and application of Activated Carbon adsorption as a water treatment technique.
  • Evaluate chemicals used to fluoridate a water supply.
  • Utilize and compare calculated dosages and techniques used to feed and apply Fluoride.
  • Demonstrate ability to work, solve problems, and communicate with others both verbally and in writing.


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