Clarification and filtration processes, used for water and wastewater purification, are necessary to meet final effluent or drinking water standards. The following concepts will be covered in this course as they relate to clarification and filtration: design considerations such as surface loading rates; overflow rates; backwash rates; operating pressures; membrane pore size; operating principles; physical treatment and settling velocities; buoyancy and specific gravity; performance factors relative to influent; effluent; residuals; operational considerations; normal operation upsets; troubleshooting; chemical pretreatment and effluent quality; residuals relative to detention time; overflow rate; run-time; backwashing; and solids removal and handling procedures.
This course is designed for anyone dealing with permit required confined spaces including safety professionals, emergency personnel, firefighters, sanitary engineers, public works personnel, chemical workers, maintenance staff and waste water treatment employees.
This course teaches participants the regulations, procedures, and practices to work safely in spaces defined by OSHA as permit required confined spaces. This course is designed to teach the worker to recognize the spaces and their hazards, recognize the health effects of exposure, testing procedures for atmospheric monitoring, proper selection and use of PPE, and the duties and responsibilities for the confined space entrants, attendants and supervisors. Training meets OSHA29 CFR1910.146 standards. Topics include:
Recognizing Permit Space Hazards
Confined Space Entry/Permits
Protective Equipment for Entry
Duties of Entrant/Attendants/Supervisors
Hands on Training/Equipment Use. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Water treatment operators will benefit from this introductory course which will explore the uses of water, water sources, and the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water. Discussions will include an introduction to the Safe Drinking Water Act and a review of both Primary and Secondary Drinking Water regulations and the responsibilities of Operators. Topics will include: groundwater and surface water contamination, basic water treatment (disinfection, pH adjustment, etc.), chlorination technologies, and a review of basic math for use by the plant and distribution system operator. Transcript available.
Hypochlorites - sodium and calcium - are the most common form of disinfection used in water treatment. This course focuses on the properties, use, and feed equipment when using hypochlorite for disinfection. Operators will be introduced to the uses and properties of hypochlorites, chemical handling including safety, regulatory requirements, and feed equipment. Various mathematics principles will be addressed throughout the workshop including changing % concentrations, dosage/feed rates, chlorine demand/dose, and CT calculations. Transcript available.
Course Fee: $14
Material Fee: $100
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Edgewood Hall, Rm. 219
Preparation for Refrigerant Recovery Certification
Learn about the regulations, procedures and equipment that apply to refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification standards. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
People in our workplaces talk about building the team, working as a team, and ‘my team’, but do they know how to be part of a successful team? Effective Team Building will help improve your team’s communication, connection, and effectiveness. Efforts will be directed toward problem solving, task effectiveness, and maximizing the use of all members' resources to achieve the team's purpose.
Operators and grand-parented operators of water systems where wells are a source of supply should take this course. Topics to be covered include: groundwater hydrology; types of wells and drilling techniques; well pumps, motors, and control systems; well pump station design; operational strategies; well maintenance and rehabilitation; water quality monitoring; well troubleshooting; sanitary risks; and sanitary protection. Transcript available.