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Surface Water Treatment Plant Design Content Outline

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    Course Schedule

    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 

    This course outline is subject to change

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