Drinking Water Treatment Processes, Including Jar Testing – CEU: 0.7

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of typical drinking water treatment processes with an emphasis on conventional treatment. Specifically, participants will gain an understanding of the definitions and applications for:

  • coagulation
  • flocculation
  • clarification
  • sedimentation
  • filtration.

Discussion will also include other treatment methods such as ozone, ultraviolet oxidation and ion exchange. A brief introduction to membrane filtration is also included.

Participants will be introduced to emerging issues that have a direct impact on water quality, as well as factors affecting taste and odour.

Concepts discussed in this session will be supported by performing treatability studies (jar tests). These hands-on activities will teach participants the applications and limitations of jar tests, and methods for tailoring jar tests to specific plant conditions.

Target Audience

This course has been developed for drinking water treatment operators interested in gaining a better understanding of conventional treatment processes and the use of treatability studies to improve finished water quality. This course is not intended for those operating membrane filtration systems or for those operating secure groundwater systems.

Delivery Methods Possible

Classroom, On Site

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