EN-007 Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment

EN-007 Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment

Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment

The Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment online PDH course is a part of the Environmental Engineering category of courses. This course provides and introduction to industrial wastewater collection and treatment.  Industrial waste should be collected in a manner that avoids unsafe conditions to personnel, equipment, and facilities. Industrial wastes should either be pretreated sufficiently to be accommodated in a domestic wastewater collection and treatment system, or provided with a separate collection and treatment system.  Bench scale or pilot plant treatability studies to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed physical, chemical, or biological unit processes may be needed for design of industrial waste treatment facilities. These studies should be conducted on the waste stream, if available, or on an equivalent waste stream at another facility. As a minimum, jar tests should be conducted prior to chemical process design to determine the reactor design criteria, process control and operating strategy, sludge production, and sludge characteristics. Using new membrane technologies, consideration must be made for brine generation that can be nonhazardous and discharged directly to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW). Pilot and bench scale studies should simulate the complete series of proposed unit process treatment steps using the same wastewater sample. This will identify any adverse effects of upstream treatment processes on subsequent treatment steps.

This course will give you professional tools that will allow you to move forward in learning how to design for collection and treatment of industrial wastewater flows.

This course is intended for civil and environmental engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to the principles of collection and treatment of industrial wastewater.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the characteristics of conventional and toxic pollutants;
  • Learn about effluent discharge limits;
  • Learn about pretreatment regulations;
  • Learn about isolation and collection systems for chrome and phenol containing wastewaters, for cyanide containing wastewaters, and for mixed acid and alkaline-content wastewaters;
  • Learn approaches to flow and load equalization;
  • Learn the principles of equalization basin design and construction;
  • Learn about limits on biological treatment processes;
  • Learn the basics of bioassay procedures; and
  • Learn the fundamentals of gravity and pressure collection systems for industrial wastewater.

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