Welcome to Wastewater 101
In this section we will cover some of the basics of wastewater treatment.
Why do we need to treat wastewater? What is the actual process involved in wastewater treatment?
This course involves
- Areas in Secondary Wastewater treatment
- Some of the vocabulary you might encounter.
- Some of the different physical plant types that are configured.
- Operator controls necessary to optimize your wastewater treatment plant.
We will then tie all these areas together with troubleshooting and a final summary with typical Questions and Answers.
In this Four-part wastewater troubleshooting module we will cover many different areas in the wastewater treatment plant. From Upstream, through the primaries, secondary biological system, clarifiers digesters, dewatering, on down to final effluent.
We will take you on a virtual plant tour and show you how to use visual observations to help monitor and control your wastewater plant
*** This course is still in the CEU pre-approval process for numerous states. You still can take this course though and submit your own certificate.
In this section we will discuss how to
Troubleshooting and Optimize Secondary Clarifiers in a biological wastewater treatment plant
Secondary Clarifiers are a main component in a wastewater treatment plant and often under valued.
The purpose of the clarifier is two-fold.
First of all it has to act as a thickener as well as a clarifier.
The second purpose, obviously is while settling
the solids, a clear supernatant should be produced and this is the
final effluent. So yes,
Thickening up the return sludge and clarification of the effluent
are both important here.