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      Week 1: Surface Water Treatment Plant Processes

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Determine which treatment plant processes to use for surface waters. 
      • Describe common design standards for surface water plants. 
      • Determine where pilot testing is needed in design. 

      Topics:

      • Treatment Technologies for Surface Water Supplies 
      • Surface Water Treatment Plant Requirements  
      • Design Standards 
      • Selecting Process Options 
      • Cost Estimating Resources  
      • Pilot Testing for Surface Water Treatment Plants

      Week 2: Package Water Treatment Plants

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe what a package water treatment plant is.
      • List different types of package plants available. 
      • Identify key design criteria to specify water treatment plant packages. 

      Topics:

      • Complete Surface Water Package Plant Types
      • Media Filter Package Plants
      • Membrane Plant Packages
      • Clarification Packages
      • Chemical Feed Packages
      • UV & Ozone Packages

      Week 3: Mixing and Flocculation

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Explain the role of mixing in drinking water treatment.
      • Describe technologies used for mixing and flocculation.
      • Develop design criteria for each type of mixing system.
      • Develop design criteria for flocculation systems.

      Topics:

      • Mixing and flocculation processes
      • Mixing technologies
      • Mixing design
      • Flocculation technologies
      • Flocculation design
      • Process monitoring and control

      Week 4: Clarification Design

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Recall different clarification technologies. 
      • Develop design criteria for clarification technologies. 
      • Evaluate alternative technologies for clarification.

      Topics:

      • Clarification technologies and applications
      • Sedimentation and plate settling
      • Ballasted flocculation
      • Solids contact clarification
      • High rate solids contact clarification
      • Dissolved air flotation

      Week 5: Lime Softening

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe water hardness and softening treatment.
      • List chemical processes involved in lime softening.
      • Develop lime softening design criteria.
      • Explain special requirements and trends of lime softening.

      Topics:

      • Water hardness and softening
      • Lime softening process
      • Single stage lime softening
      • Two stage lime softening
      • Special design considerations with lime softening
      • Trends in softening

      Week 6: Media Filter Design

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe filter mechanisms with media filters.
      • Explain traditional and newer filter design criteria.
      • Describe biological filtration.
      • Identify filter operation and control issues. 

      Topics:

      • Filtration mechanism
      • Traditional media filter design
      • High-rate media filter design
      • Biological media filter design
      • Filter underdrains and ancillary equipment
      • Filter operations and maintenance

      Week 7: Low Pressure Membranes: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe separation processes mechanisms and limitations.
      • Evaluate microfiltration systems.
      • Describe ultrafiltration system.

      Topics:

      • Separation processes
      • Selection of proprietary systems
      • Microfiltration and ultrafiltration system components
      • Pressure system configurations
      • Vacuum system configurations
      • O&M design issues

      Week 8: High Pressure Membranes

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Differentiate between Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis, and Electro-dialysis reversal applications.
      • Describe the design of high pressure membrane systems.
      • List energy recovery options for high pressure membranese.

      Topics:

      • High pressure membrane applications
      • Membrane softening
      • Brackish water treatment
      • Desalination
      • Pre-treatment and post-treatment needs
      • Energy recovery options

      Week 9: Slow Sand and Diatomaceous Earth Filtration

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Explain slow sand applications and design concepts. 
      • Describe diatomaceous earth filtration designs.
      • Describe limitations of slow sand and DE filtration.

      Topics:

      • Slow sand and DE filter concepts
      • Slow sand filter design
      • DE filter design
      • Slow sand filter pretreatment
      • Slow sand filter modifications
      • O&M considerations for slow sand filters

      Week 10: Oxidation and Disinfection

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Evaluate alternative oxidation and disinfection strategies.
      • Describe disinfection and oxidation byproducts. 
      • Outline oxidation and disinfection designs.

      Topics:

      • Oxidation and disinfection strategies and considerations
      • Chlorine system design
      • Chloramine and chlorine dioxide design 
      • Ozone design
      • UV Design 
      • Advanced oxidation processes 

      Week 11: Residuals Handling

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe residuals streams for surface water plants. 
      • List options for recycling residuals streams.
      • Discuss residuals conditioning, dewatering, and disposal. 

      Topics:

      • Residuals streams in surface water plants
      • Clarification residuals handling 
      • Backwash wastewater handling
      • Membrane wastes 
      • Recycling systems 
      • Dewatering and disposal design

      Week 12: Site Selection and Plant Arrangement

      Learning Outcomes:

      • List elements that affect site selection.
      • Discuss plant arrangement ideas.
      • Evaluate technical and non-technical issues affecting site selection.

      Topics:

      • Technical site requirements
      • Considerations in site selection
      • Future expansion and treatment changes
      • Common facility arrangements
      • Campus style arrangements
      • Constrained site alternatives 

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