Water Quality Technology

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Water Quality Technology

 

BWWT111 Wastewater Treatment I
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment. This introductory course includes instruction in water pollution control, preliminary and primary treatment, fixed film processes, and suspended growth systems. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with up-to-date photographs, audio, interactive exercises, and online links.

BWWT113 Mechanical Maintenance and Pumps
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will cover a very broad range of topics including centrifugal pumps, selection and replacement of packing, seals, hydraulics, operating conditions, preventative maintenance, motors, plans and specifications, hazard types, plant equipment and procedures, lab safety and fire prevention, and hazard communications.

BWWT114 Water and Wastewater Mathematics
(3 Credits)
An applied math course designed to give the student the skill to solve practical "real life" problems encountered in wastewater, drinking water and industrial treatment, as well as wastewater collection and water distribution systems. (Prerequisite: Demonstrate competence on college placement exam, MAT089 or POI)

BWWT115 Wastewater Analysis
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will be introduced to basic laboratory safety and gravimetric, spectrophotometric, electrochemical, titrimetric, and microbiological methods. The units include instruction on the laboratory procedures for microscopic, coliform, BOD5, COD, ammonia, grease and oil, chlorine and solids analysis. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

BWWT210 Water Analysis
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will be introduced to basic laboratory safety and gravimetric, spectrophotometric, electrochemical, titrimetric and microbiological methods. The units include instruction on the procedures for regulatory sampling and safety, and specific analytical procedures for total residue, fluoride, pH, ammonia, acidity, alkalinity, calcium, chloride, hardness, and coliform analysis.

BWWT211 Water Treatment I
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will explore the rudiments of water treatment. The topics of this course include regulatory monitoring, iron and manganese removal, filtration, coagulation, flocculation, fluoridation, and disinfection. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with audio, up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

BWWT212 Wastewater Collection Systems
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will gain a working knowledge of wastewater collection systems safety procedures, sewer inspection and testing, pipeline cleaning and maintenance, underground repair, lift stations, equipment maintenance, and sewer rehabilitation. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with up-to-date photographs, audio, interactive exercise, and online links.

BWWT213 Water Distribution Systems
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will obtain a working knowledge of potable water distribution systems. The topics of this course include water storage facilities, operation and maintenance of water mains, water quality issues, disinfection, and safety.

BWWT214 Industrial Wastewater Treatment
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will focus on issues of concern to industrial wastewater treatment facilities. The topics of this course include regulatory requirements; flow measurement; preliminary, physical and chemical treatment; filtration and treatment of metal waste streams. Along with reading assignment from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

BWWT215 Water Treatment II
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will focus on issues of concern to surface water treatment facilities. The topics of this course include reservoir management, taste and odor control, corrosion management, softening, demineralization, and trihalomethanes. Instrumentation and sludge handling and disposal issues are also addressed. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

BWWT216 Wastewater Treatment II
(3 Credits)
Using the Internet, students will focus on issues of concern to wastewater treatment facilities. The topics of this course include activated sludge process control, sludge digestion and solids handling, phosphorous and nitrogen removal, and odor control. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

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