Course at a Glance

Schedule

Code: CSE
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn how to:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot waste water treatment systems
  • Understand the different waste water treatment systems available
  • Understand national and local legislation
  • Apply knowledge of the latest technologies and best practice

 

 

 

Course Details

Overview

The quality of groundwater used cannot be compromised any longer and the servicing requirements of on-site sewage disposal systems cannot be ignored. With limited funds available to you, the private owner or regulatory agency who is responsible for inspection, the task of on-site sewage treatment and disposal is becoming very difficult.

With limited funds available to the owners we believe this program will help you to install an effective system. You will learn numerous tips and tricks throughout the program to make it very practical and relevant to your applications.

 

Course Outline

Module 1: PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS – PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Economic, social and environmental goals of planning
Environmental assessment
Need for health and safety
Factors in preparing municipal plans
Protection for stepped up demand


Module 2: WASTE WATER FUNDAMENTALS

Basic terminology
Contaminant considerations
Biological, phosphorous, ammonia
Pathogens
Effluent objectives
Alternate discharge options
Receiving water capacity-provincial water quality objectives
Surface discharge
Subsurface discharge


Module 3: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Collection of sewage
Aerobic and anaerobic treatments
Critical design parameters for communal sewage treatment systems


Module 4: TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

Suspended solids removal
BOD removal
Nitrification and denitrification
Phosphorous reduction


Module 5: TREATMENT SYSTEMS

Conventional septic tank

  • As the treatment system
  • Enhanced septic tanks
  • As a primary for other bioreactors

Bioreactors

  • Fixed film
  • Rotating
  • Suspended
  • Batch
  • Filters-sand, peat, stone, synthetics
  • New technologies targeting specific contaminants
 

Module 6: RECIRCULATING SAND FILTERS YEAR ROUND TREATMENT

History experimental design
Construction
Operation


Module 7: SUBSURFACE DISCHARGE

Filter bed
Shallow trench
Leaching bed
“Constructed wetland”
Recycle, reuse


Module 8: DIRECT DISCHARGE

Stream assimilative capacity
Mixing zone
Disinfection


Module 9: BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL

Hauled waste
Compost
Lime stabilisation

Module 10: MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNAL WASTE WATER SYSTEMS

Regular monitoring
Long term satisfactory performance


Module 11: FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

Funding sources
Approval process
Regulatory compliance
Municipal and owner liability


Module 12: DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF YOUR OWN SYSTEM

Simple design rules
Implementation of your system
Tips and tricks
The thirteen golden rules of working with waste water systems


Module 13: CASE STUDIES

Municipality
Private rondavel in a pristine inaccessible area
In the middle of suburbia

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

Endorsed by ISA