- Environmental Engineering Training
- Drinking Water Treatment - Principles and Practices (3 Days)
Bringing water from its source to a drinking state requires a understanding of the principles and practices of drinking water characterization and the knowledge of the technologies and some of the new advanced treatments. This course meets this need.
- Course Outline
After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:
• characterize and identify water types
• match water types to treatment processes
• remove suspended solids, colloids, and dissolved and particulate organic matter using conventional
water treatment systems
• select an advanced water-treatment process
• apply your knowledge to get the best water from your system
This course balances information about both conventional and advanced water treatment processes, focusing on standards related to drinking purposes. You will learn about contaminants present in raw waters, how they vary from source to source, the impact of these contaminants on the water, and how the water can be used and treated. The course will explain how testing results can be used to optimize plant operation and troubleshoot problems.
To provide participants with a working knowledge of conventional and advanced water treatment processes.
Who Should Attend
Facility and utility engineers, consulting engineers, plant managers, chemical technologists and technicians, plant operating personnel, those responsible for capital equipment procurement, and anyone involved in the water treatment industry who requires an update on drinking water chemistry and treatment approaches.
Ronald Zaloum, PhD
Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Hydrological Cycle and Water Characterization
Why Do We Need Water Treatment?
• What is water
• Properties of water and problems they present in its production for domestic use
• Utilizing water from different sources, the hydrological cycle
• Dissolved gas and solids (pH, alkalinity, hardness, etc.)
• Organic contaminants
• Microbiological contaminants
• Natural constituents (humic materials) vs. contaminants (pesticides, fertilizers)
• Basics of corrosion, scaling, and microbiological fouling
Drinking Water Treatment: Conventional Treatment Technologies
• The chemistry behind coagulation/flocculation
• Types of coagulants/flocculants and their dose determination
• Hardness reduction and pH control
• Treating and handling clarifier wastes
• Types of filters
• Why are filters placed after coagulation/flocculation
• Gravity and pressure filters
• Role of sand and carbon
Conventional Treatment Technologies (continued)
• Chlorination and hypochlorination
- Safety, THMs, taste and odour, chloramination, superchlorination
• Alternatives to chlorine
• Chlorine dioxide, ozone
Advanced Water Treatment
• Reverse osmosis
• Cleaning reverse osmosis membranes
• Water softening
• Service and regeneration runs
• Resin types and train configurations
• Cleaning ion-exchange resins
• Granular activated carbon (GAC)
• Powdered activated carbon (PAC)
• Gas stripping
• Oxidation of iron
Monitoring and Controlling the Operation
Routine and Special Plant Activities
• Quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA)
• Application of statistical methods to maximize quality
• Utilizing plant data to assess that something is wrong
• Additional plant data that could be useful
Open discussion among participants
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during each morning and afternoon session. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Ronald Zaloum earned his bachelor degree in chemical engineering at McGill University, his master’s degree in environmental engineering at McMaster University, and his PhD in environmental studies at Metz University, France. Prior to retiring, he was program manager with Environment Canada’s Quebec regional office in Montreal, where he was involved in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment. Dr. Zaloum has also worked as an adjunct professor and researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
There are no prerequisites for the course.
2.1 CEUs / 21 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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