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WTECH 185 - Water and Wastewater Applied Problems

Credits: 3
Students perform calculations related to water and wastewater laboratory, effectiveness of each major stage of water and wastewater treatment operation, pump capacities, pump rates, process loading rates, flow rates and chemical dosage rates.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH 72 , MATH 97  or eligible for MATH 97 .

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

  1. Analyze data to evaluate and adjust equipment
  2. Add chemicals to disinfect and deodorize water and other liquids (e.g., ammonia, chlorine, lime)
  3. Analyze laboratory data to evaluate and adjust processes.
  4. Adjust the disinfection dosage.
  5. Conduct distribution system flushing.
  6. Calculate chemical dosages.
  7. Calculate water treatment plant residuals, backwash water, daily flow rates, chemical levels, previous days usage, and filter performance data.
  8. Mix batches of chemical solutions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify characteristics of water used to provide public drinking water through municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  2. Identify the characteristics of wastewater conveyed and treated in municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  3. Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution, water treatment, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  4. Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution, water treatment systems, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  5. Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution, water treatment, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  6. Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution, water treatment systems, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  7. Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water distribution, water treatment, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.



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