This course will cover wastewater fundamentals and treatment technologies used to maintain the quality of groundwater. You will learn to manage and troubleshoot wastewater treatment systems and understand the different systems available.
The course is composed of 13 modules.
Module 1: Planning Considerations – Provincial and National Government
Economic, social and environmental goals of planning
Need for health and safety
Factors in preparing municipal plans
Protection for stepped up demand
Module 2: Waste Water Fundamentals
Biological, phosphorous, ammonia
Alternate discharge options
Receiving water capacity-provincial water quality objectives
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
Nitrification and denitrification
Module 5: Treatment Systems
Conventional septic tank
As the treatment system
Enhanced septic tanks
As a primary for other bioreactors
Filters-sand, peat, stone, synthetics
New technologies targeting specific contaminants
Module 6: Recirculating Sand Filters Year Round Treatment
History experimental design
Module 7: Subsurface Discharge
Module 8: Direct Discharge
Stream assimilative capacity
Module 9: Biosolids Disposal
Module 10: Management of Communal Waste Water Systems
Long term satisfactory performance
Module 11: Financial and Legal Issues
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
Private rondavel in a pristine inaccessible area
In the middle of suburbia
To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars. Detailed summaries/notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance. In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.
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The instructor for this course is yet to be determined.
You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.
Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.
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