Design of Nutrient Control Systems

Course Number: EN-8003
Credit: 8 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Susan T. Cook, P.E. (Inactive)
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Overview

In Design of Nutrient Control Systems, you'll learn ...

  • The effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on receiving waters
  • Chemical precipitation technologies for phosphorus removal
  • Biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal techniques
  • Effluent filtration technologies for nutrient removal

Overview

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Credit: 8 PDH

Length: 98 pages

The well documented effect of nitrogen and phosphorus on eutrophication and increased oxygen demands are the primary drivers for regulatory efforts to reduce discharge limits for phosphorus and nitrogen in wastewater effluent. Aquatic and public health implications of nutrient discharge affect over 80 bays and estuaries and thousands of rivers and streams in almost every state of the nation. Ongoing implementation of federal and state water quality standards and total maximum daily loads will further reduce nitrogen and phosphorus limits for wastewater treatment facilities, making it imperative for engineers to understand the technologies available to reduce these nutrients in wastewater effluents.

This course discusses nitrogen and phosphorus control technologies and techniques currently applied and emerging at municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). It includes a description of technologies and identifies key design and operational issues. Because the majority of WWTPs in the United States are equipped with secondary biological treatment, the focus of this course is on process and technology modifications/additions for nutrient removal at existing WWTPs, rather than on new treatment plant design. Emerging issues such as nutrient removal through decentralized treatment, sustainable technologies, and co-removal of emerging contaminants are also discussed.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Status of wastewater treatment in the U.S.
  • Nutrient constituents in wastewater and measurement methods
  • Nutrient impairment of U.S. waterways
  • Federal and state initiatives to reduce nutrient pollution
  • Barriers to implementing nutrient removal
  • Phosphorous removal by chemical addition
  • Biological nitrogen removal
  • Biological phosphorous removal and combination processes
  • Effluent filtration types, design and operating principles, as well as emerging technologies
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Nutrient removal for small communities and decentralized wastewater treatment systems
  • Sustainable nutrient recovery
  • Co-removal of emerging contaminants

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 45 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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