Operators often need to implement a process control strategy for wastewater treatment plants designed to remove nutrients. This course will provide operators with a basic process control strategy for a municipal wastewater treatment plant based on the sludge quality approach developed by Al West. Operators will start by covering basic theory then move into collecting data in the field, and will finish by determining wasting and return rates based on the data they collected. Topics covered will include testing results for nitrogen removal, measuring sludge settleability and sludge concentration, aeration basic dissolved oxygen, measuring sludge blanket, control of sludge wasting, sludge return rates, and trend charting. Please note MCET does not offer refunds for no-shows. Students may drop a course up to seven days prior to the course run date for a full refund. Any student wishing to drop after the seven-day deadline will not receive a refund and must be referred to MCET for consideration.
Course Cost: $35.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $35.00
This course will be held at the Cumberland WWTP, 400 E. Offutt Street, Cumberland, MD