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Domestic Wastewater Treatment Overview

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Overview / Abstract:


The 1972 legislation known as the Clean Water Act set secondary treatment as the required level of treatment to be provided by domestic wastewater treatment plants in the United States. In this course you can learn about the basic processes used in primary and secondary wastewater treatment, processes used and contaminants removed by advanced treatment, treatment & disposal or beneficial reuse of biosolids (wastewater sludge), and the fundamentals of onsite wastewater treatment systems.

This course is intended for civil, municipal, and environmental engineers, as well as anyone interested in or involved with wastewater treatment. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about the processes used in domestic wastewater treatment.

In this course, you need to review the study guide material in the USEPA document, EPA 823-R-03-001, “Primer for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems,” provided below. Upon completing your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

Learning Objectives:

Be familiar with the wastewater treatment requirements set by the Clean Water

Act and subsequent related legislation.

Know the types of pollutants typically present in domestic wastewater.

Know the processes used in preliminary and primary wastewater treatment.

Know the process alternatives for secondary wastewater treatment.

Know the alternative methods for land treatment of wastewater.

Be familiar with the disinfection processes used for wastewater.

Know the pollutants typically removed by advanced treatment and the processes used for their removal.

Know the general treatment processes and disposal & beneficial reuse methods for wastewater biosolids.

Know the alternative processes for onsite wastewater treatment.


Sep 05, 2020


Green / Sustainability





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Dr. Harlan H. Bengtson. PhD, P.E.

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PDH Source, LLC

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