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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. Oct 8
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
    Dick Osantowski, P.E.
    Adam Hess
CEUs: 0.7/PDHs: 7
Enrollment Limit: 40
Program No. 4850-8345
Registration Deadline: Thu., Oct. 8
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121


Fall 2015 Water Technology Brochure

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