Water Operations And Management WOM405 Waste water treatment processes

  • Course Code MS-139
  • Duration 5 days
  • Learners16Max

This unit is designed to enable the learner to develop the skills and knowledge associated with the principles and processes commonly used in primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of waste water and the treatment and disposal of waste water sludges. It is suitable for learners who wish to understand the principles and processes involved in the waste water treatment environment.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how the quantity and quality of collected waste water can affect the types of treatment processes required.
  • Explain the rationale behind the separation, treatment and discharge of storm water and describe how the treatment works is affected.
  • Explain the features, operation and effects of the main types of primary sedimentation tanks, what affects the efficiency of each type and their suitability to different circumstances.
  • Describe how poor primary treatment can be detrimental to subsequent treatment processes.
  • Explain how the main types of micro-organisms involved in the biological treatment of waste water bring about the purification of waste water.
  • Explain how package plants operate when they are based on modifications of biological and percolating filters.
  • Describe the circumstances that may lead to a requirement for tertiary treatment.
  • Describe tertiary treatment systems that involve filtration as the main principle and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Classroom based activity using PowerPoint, group activities and discussion. End of unit assessment in the form of an exam and written assignment

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