The Operation of Activated Sludge Plants course covers the fundamentals of biological treatments, the suspended growth process, and activated sludge processes. Also covered during this training is sludge quality indicators and process control indicators. Attendees also receive information designed to help each have a better understanding of plant observations, a return sludge flow control strategy, sludge wasting controls and a dissolved oxygen control strategy.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsIntroduction to Activated Sludge+Fundamentals of the Activated Sludge Process+Biology of the Treatment Process+Aeration Basin Fundamentals+Clarifier Fundamentals+Modes of Operation+Process Control Fundamentals+Setting the Major Process Controls+Process Control Analyses+Microscopic Evaluation+Calculating Process Control Parameters+Biological Nitrification Requirements+Activated Sludge Bulking and Foaming+Selectors
This course is designed for public works personnel and new employees of a wastewater treatment system involved in the operation of activated sludge systems.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits2 CEUs
TCEQ licensed wastewater operators