SRJC Course Outlines

2/28/2024 1:18:48 AMWWTR 121 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WWTR 121Title:  WASTEWATER TREATMENT 2  
Full Title:  Wastewater Treatment 2
Last Reviewed:9/11/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ENVT 121

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will learn principles and techniques used in advanced/tertiary wastewater treatment including disinfection, chlorination, odor control, wastewater reclamation, advanced sludge treatment and disposal, laboratory control methods, the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge requirements, report writing, and maintain records. The course will help students prepare for State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Wastewater Operator Certification Grade 2 exam. A field trip to a wastewater facility during regular class hours is required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of WWTR 120


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will learn principles and techniques used in advanced/tertiary wastewater treatment including disinfection, chlorination, odor control, wastewater reclamation, advanced sludge treatment and disposal, laboratory control methods, the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge requirements, report writing, and maintain records. The course will help students prepare for State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Wastewater Operator Certification Grade 2 exam. A field trip to a wastewater facility during regular class hours is required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of WWTR 120
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Recognize and explain tertiary treatment processes commonly used to treat domestic and
industrial waste, including effluent and solids disposal methods.2. Explain the laws and penalties governing wastewater treatment operations that apply to
operators and facilities.3. Prepare for the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Wastewater Operator Certification Grade 2 exam.
4. Prepare for the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) voluntary certification
tests in Collection System Maintenance and Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the design, operation, and maintenance of treatment plants with advanced/tertiary processes.
2. Explain advanced sludge treatment and disposal practices.
3. Discuss the basics of industrial waste permitting, inspection, and violations.
4. Define and correctly use standard terminology and mathematical formulas related to advanced/tertiary wastewater treatment and industrial waste treatment.
5. Troubleshoot common wastewater treatment operational process problems and make decisions about appropriate corrective actions to take.
6. Recognize and explain chemical symbols, properties, and reactions related to advanced/tertiary wastewater treatment.
7. Recognize classes of contaminants found in wastewater processes and describe their relationship to wastewater treatment.
8. Explain the laws governing wastewater treatment operations and the penalties that may be applied to operators and facilities.
9. Access reference sources appropriate to operational problems at Grade 2 in the wastewater treatment field.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Overview of Wastewater Treatment Systems and Processes
    A. Primary treatment
    B. Secondary treatment
    C. Tertiary Treatment Processes
         1. Types and their applications
         2. Operational parameters
         3. Methods of filtration
         4. Nitrification/denitrification
         5. Nutrient removal
II. Activated Sludge
    A. Return activated sludge
    B. Waste activated sludge
    C. Industrial waste pretreatment
III. Solids Handling and Disposal
    A. Aerobic and anaerobic digestion of solids
    B. Methods of dewatering
    C. Composting
    D. Solids disposal
IV. Odor Control
    A. Need
     B. Odor generation and identification
    C. Solutions
         1. Chemical
         2. Biological
    D. Types of control systems
    E. Masking, modifications, and counteraction
V. Types of Nutrient Removal Processes
    A. Phosphorus
         1. Lime precipitation
         2. Alum flocculation
    B. Nitrogen
         1. Biological
         2. Chemical
         3. Physical
VI. Disinfection and Chlorination Methods
    A. Chemical
    B. Other methods
    C. Test procedures
    D. Safety
VII. Wastewater Reclamation
    A. Uses
    B. Operating procedures
    C. Regulations/monitoring
    D. Land treatment systems
VIII.  Overview of Industrial Waste Treatment
    A. Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    B. Sampling methods
    C. Pretreatment
         1. Preventing pass through
         2. Disruption of treatment processes   
IX. Overview of Instrumentation
    A. Measurement and control systems
    B. Principles of sensors and transducers
    C. Categories of instrumentation
         1. Panel instrumentation
         2. Automatic controllers
         3. Air supply systems
         4. Lab instruments
         5. Test and calibration equipment
    D. Use of computers
         1. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
         2. Data collection and analysis
X. Laws and Regulations Governing Wastewater Treatment Operations
    A. Porter-Cologne
    B. Clean Water Act: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
    C. Senate Bill (SB) 198
    D. California Cooperative Research Centers (CRC)
    E. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements
XI. Preparation for State Examinations and Certificatifications
    A. California Title 23 requirements
    B. State of California Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Operator Certification exam
    C. CWEA voluntary certification test
         1. Collection system maintenance
         2. Wastewater treatment plant maintenance
    D. Renewal requirements
    E. Education and experience requirements for certification grades

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (25-40 pages per week)
2. Weekly problem solving homework assignments
3. Project 1: Math problems relating to the operation of the model treatment plant
4. Project 2: Observation report of wastewater treatment plant tour
5. Quizzes (10-15)
6. Midterm exam
7. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Project 2
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 25%
Homework assignments; project 1
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 60%
Quizzes; midterm exam; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume II. 8th ed. Kerri, Kenneth. California State University of Sacramento. 2022.
Instructor prepared materials

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