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Introduction to Wastewater Treatment


Develop a fundamental background in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, from theory to practical applications with real-world case studies. Build your knowledge base with an overview that includes relevant legislation, sampling and analytical procedures, and wastewater treatment processes.


Regulatory Background
- Clean Water Act
- Great Lakes Initiative

Wastewater Characteristics
- Parameters of Concern in Wastewater Treatment
- Wastewater Strength
- Sampling Methodology
- Flow Measurement
- Facility Water Balances
- Laboratory Analyses

Physical/Chemical Unit Operations
- Screening
- Neutralization
- Equalization
- Clarification
- Flotation

Biological Unit Processes
- Fundamentals of Microbiology
- Suspended Growth Systems
- Fixed Growth Systems
- Anaerobic Treatment

Sludge Thickening and Dewatering
- Gravity and Flotation Thickening
- Belt Press
- Vacuum Filtration
- Filter Press
- Centrifugation

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the Clean Water Act
  • Identify physical, chemical and biological treatment processes
  • Know the basics in municipal and industrial treatment options

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This program can be applied toward the:

Thu., Feb. 26
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Dick Osantowski, P.E.
CEUs: 0.7/PDHs: 7
Program No. 4820-7850
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378


Industrial Assessment Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at UWM, funded by Department of Energy, Focus on Energy and UWM, is dedicated to providing technical support for Wisconsin small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to:

Improve energy efficiency (cut energy bill)

Reduce solid wastes (cut waste management cost)

Increase manufacturing productivity (increase profit and competitiveness).

Please contact, Dr. Chris Yuan, Director, IAC, Tel: 414-229-5639
Industrial Assessment Center

Water Technology Certificate
Congratulations to the latest recipients of UWM's Water Technology Certificate:

Mary Ellen Bruesch
Kathleen Feyrer
Daniel Frigge
Gini Knight
Rosalind Rouse
Erick Shambarger