Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

WTRQ 2220 - Wastewater Treatment II

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: WTRQ 2210 - Wastewater Treatment I  

Course Description:
This course is an in-depth study that emphasizes wastewaters and sludge and the calculations and equations used to operate wastewater treatment plants. This course includes required field experience at local wastewater treatment facilities.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Relate specific concepts, principles, and theory to methods and regulatory requirements for reducing biological oxygen demand and lowering nutrient concentrations in wastewaters.
  2. Sketch and label spatial and functional relationships among wastewater treatment system components to show how activated sludge is prepared, concentrated, used, and wasted in wastewater treatment operations.
  3. Describe methods for handling and recycling sludge as part of the wastewater treatment process.
  4. Explain how pH, dissolved oxygen levels, and rate of activated sludge re-use affect aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms in wastewater treatment systems.
  5. Explain reasons and methods for reclaiming, discharging, and re-using effluents from wastewater treatment systems.
  6. Compare, contrast, and report on operational similarities and differences at multiple locally accessible wastewater treatment plants through on-site visits and staff interviews.
  7. Analyze how maintenance and safety problems relate to wastewater treatment plant failures.
  8. Compare, contrast, and review different laboratory tests and explain how their results are used in real-time by wastewater treatment operators.