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Environmental Technology

Odor Control/Nitrification  

"Odor Production, Prevention, and Control" reviews the microbial activities and their operational conditions that do promote and do not promote odor production. The microbial activities or forms of respirations that are reviewed include: 1) aerobic/oxic, 2) anaerobic/anoxic, 3) anaerobic/sulfate reduction, 4) anaerobic/mixed acid production, and 5) methane production. Monitoring tools (pH, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, ORP, and gas chromatography to identify the areas within the sewer system and treatment plant as well as the form of respirations are presented. Operational measures to prevent the production of odors are addressed as well as operational measures to control odors once they occur. Preventative and control measures presented include: 1) cleaning, 2) sewer design, 3) oxic and anoxic maintenance, 4) bioaugmentation, 5) pH adjustment, 6) disinfection, 7) sulfide precipitation, and 8) biological and chemical scrubbers. The afternoon session "Nitrification" reviews the operational conditions necessary for acceptable nitrification and the forms of nitrification (complete nitrification and four types of incomplete nitrification) that can be monitored for process control and troubleshooting purposes. Other topics include: operational conditions; cold wastewater temperature and limiting factors that produce incomplete nitrification; and operational measures to correct for cold wastewater nitrification and limiting factors are provided. Transcript available.
Course: 25969     Course Fee: $114    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   4/23/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 165    Instructor: Staff

OSHA 10-Hour Construction  

This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. OSHA recommends the 10-hour construction outreach training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job. Training topics include Introduction to OSHA; General Safety & Health Provisions; Electrical; Fall Protection; Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment; Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal; Hand & Power Tools; Scaffolds, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors; Excavations; Stairways & Ladders. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25106     Tuition: $225    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   2/22/2014 - 3/1/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222    Instructor: R. Schwanke

Course: 35426     Tuition: $125    Course Fee: $110    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   8/16/2014 - 8/23/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 219    Instructor: R. Schwanke

Preliminary Treatment Processes  

Preliminary treatment (or pretreatment) processes used in both water and wastewater purification are not always given the respect or attention they deserve. This course will address those processes which remove the most poundage of contaminants, protect downstream equipment, optimize downstream treatment processes, control odors, improve disinfection, and provide data for important regulatory report calculations. Participants are encouraged to describe their own experiences in this area, including examples of successful troubleshooting and corrective actions in class discussions.
Course: 25972     Course Fee: $114    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   5/28/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 219    Instructor: Staff

Preparation for Refrigeration 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.
Course: 25110     Tuition: $145    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   6/6/2014 - 6/13/2014    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Bonomo

Course: 35427     Tuition: $139    Course Fee: $85    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/25/2014 - 8/1/2014    Time: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Bonomo

Water Filtration  

Water filtration will examine the different methods of filtration, the types of filters and their component used in a water system, the pretreatment process and common components associated with granular media filters. Students will also learn about optimizing their filtration performance and the techniques of evaluating the filter beds to recognize problems before they occur. Evaluation techniques for water filtration will include taking freeboard measurements, obtaining a top layer gravel footprint, measuring filter rise rate during backwash, and performing floc retention analysis to determine how effective your backwash is at cleaning your filter media. Transcript available.
Course: 25971     Course Fee: $114    
Meeting Day(s): Tues.   4/15/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 219    Instructor: Staff

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