Wastewater

The following are examples of the wastewater workshops Professional Training Association offers:

 

  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – An Overview of Wastewater Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Collection Systems
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Headworks & Primary Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Secondary Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Tertiary Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Disinfection
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Solids Management
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Sequencing Batch Reactors Operations
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Oxidation Ditch Operations
  • Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment – Membrane Bioreactor Operations
  • Activated sludge treatment process 101
  • Introduction to Membrane Filtration in Wastewater
  • Advanced Membrane Filtration in Wastewater
  • Nutrient Management
  • Secondary Treatment & how to maximize your treatment process
  • Pretreatment requirements and compliance
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Applied & Practical Math for Operators
  • Advanced Applied & Practical Math for Operators
  • Introduction to Microscopic Examination of Wastewater
  • Microscopy for Wastewater Treatment operations (hands-on in the lab)
  • Sample Collection & Sampling Plans
  • Laboratory Basics for Wastewater Treatment operations (hands-on in the lab)
  • Advanced Laboratory for Wastewater Treatment operations (hands-on in the lab)
  • BOD testing for compliance
  • Total & Fecal Coliform – “how to” and which method works best for you
  • Laboratory Accreditation & Compliance
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control – in the lab & in the field
  • Laboratory Documentation
  • Your Discharge Permit – what it means, how to read it, and how to be in compliance with it
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic Digestion – Principles, Operation, & Troubleshooting
  • Biosolids Treatment
  • Biosolids permitting – how to obtain coverage under the General Permit
  • Biosolids management practices – Class B & Class A
  • Biosolids Compliance & Disposal using Land Application
  • Stormwater management compliance for water & wastewater operations
  • Pumps – Taking the mystery out of pumps
  • Motors 101 – principles, operation, maintenance, & troubleshooting
  • Electrical systems for operators
  • Asset Management
  • Successful Project Management
  • Our exam prep classes are offered in two formats:
    • format 1: a 3 day refresher workshop will help individuals to quickly get back up to speed on things. This class is mostly intended for people who have the knowledge to pass the test but need a quick boost of their memory
    • format 2: will help individuals to newly acquire the knowledge necessary to pass the level III exam. This workshop will be held over several months and consists of a series of 1 day workshops during which we will meet at different water or wastewater treatment facilities and introduce the student to the principles of the different types of treatment operations as well as the regulatory, lab, and math applied in those areas. Each day will include lecture, problem solving, and plant tours