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WST 186 - Water Treatment 2

Credits: 3
A continuation of WST 185 . Processes include fluoridation, control of corrosion and scaling, iron and manganese control, lime softening, ion exchange processes, absorption, aeration, and membrane processes.

Enrollment Requirement: WST 185 .

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of the source water characteristics.
  2. Monitor, evaluate, and adjust the following treatment processes:
    • Membrane filtration and reverse osmosis
    • Iron/manganese treatment
    • Lime-soda ash softening
    • Granular and powdered activated carbon
    • Ion exchange
    • Corrosion control
    • Fluoridation
  3. Control water treatment plant process, chemical dosages, and equipment used to treat water.
  4. Calculate chemical dosages, filter performance data, backwash water, and residuals.
  5. Identify trends and abnormal operation in plant processes by interpreting data from gauges, meters, charts, and graphs.
  6. Make appropriate changes in plant processes to optimize performance and efficiency.
  7. Ensure the proper handling, storage, and use of chemicals:
    • Acids
    • Bases
    • Oxidants
    • Coagulants
    • Polymers
    • Fluoride
    • Corrosion control chemicals

Program Outcomes
  1. Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  2. Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  3. Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  4. Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  5. Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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