Course Name
Water and Wastewater Treatment Series

Contact Hours: 17

Course Description
Water treatment is vital worldwide to remove contaminants from water and make it acceptable for a wide range of uses. This course of study provides general information about the processes necessary to produce water that meets the specific requirements for its usage. Each module is self-paced, and uses graphics, animations, videos and written content to hit on all modalities of learning.

Overview of Water Treatment - The Overview of Water Treatment module provides learners a general description of water treatment processes and their industrial applications, as well as presents the advantages and disadvantages of water treatment.

Raw Water Treatment - The Raw Water Treatment subject area discusses Sedimentation, Clarification and Disinfection, processes which are an essential part of raw water treatment systems.

Basic Water Purification - The Basic Water Purification subject area covers three processes, commonly used in modern water filtration systems: Media filtration, Water Softening and Ultrafiltration.

Advanced Water Purification - The advanced Water Purification subject area covers purification methods and technologies which produce high purity water to meet the strict requirement of many industries including the pharmaceutical, food and power generation industries.

Drinking Water Fundamentals - The Drinking Water Fundamentals subject area covers methods and technologies for disinfecting, distributing, and filtering water systems and how these are used in industrial applications.

Wastewater Treatment - The Wastewater Treatment subject area covers methods and technologies for processing and removing impurities from wastewater and how these are applied in industrial settings.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will gain basic knowledge in the following areas: Overview of Water Treatment, Raw Water Treatment, Basic Water Purification, and Advanced Water Purification.

Each module contains numerous Knowledge Checks along the way to help you measure your understanding. At the end of each module there is a final quiz. A score of 80% or higher is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Required Book(s)
All training is delivered online; no additional purchase required.

Overview of Water Treatment

Raw Water Treatment
  • Clarification
  • Sedimentation
  • Disinfection
Basic Water Purification
  • Water Softening
  • Media Filtration
  • Ultrafiltration
Advanced Water Purification
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Resin Bed Demineralizers
  • Electronic Deionization
  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Corrosion Control Treatment
  • Disinfection
  • Distribution Systems
  • Drinking Water Fundamentals
  • Filtration I
  • Filtration II
  • Inorganics Removal
  • Organics Removal
  • Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
  • Basics of Chemical Feed Systems
  • Disinfection and Chlorination
  • Effluent Polishing
  • Laboratory Overview
  • Odor Control
  • Rotating Biological Contractors
  • Sampling
  • Activated Sludge I
  • Activated Sludge II
  • Solid Handling and Disposal
  • Supplemental Removal
  • Treatment Ponds and Lagoons
  • Trickling Filters
  • Wastewater Collection Systems