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CO Surface Water Treatment Plant Operations

  • 1 Hour Course
  • $10.00

This course will provide an overview of surface water treatment plant operations. Students will learn about:

• Regulations - Discover the history of the laws that regulate surface water treatment and the impact on your profession.

• Treatment Processes - Explore various types of treatment to deal with high algae counts, suspended solids, zooplankton, or other issues.

• Coagulation and Flocculation - Learn about the basics of aluminum and iron coagulants and chemicals to aid coagulation. You'll also learn how flocculation assists in the coagulation process by transporting coagulant so that they contact suspended fine particles to promote clumping.

• Filtration - Pore over our section on filtration to better understand the methods of filtration used in surface water treatment.

• Disinfection - Investigate the process of disinfection where you'll learn about the process of destroying or inactivating pathogens found in water.

• Corrosion Control - Learn about how pipe corrosion can lead to serious health issues and discover ways to prevent corrosion throughout a surface water treatment system.

  • Course ID(s): 23-09101
  • Approved By: Colorado Certified Water Professionals

Instructor Bio

Jerry Durham

Jerry previously served the state of North Carolina as a Level III electrical inspector and provided state-approved electrical training for electrical inspectors at both Alamance County and Guilford County (NC) Community Colleges. Jerry taught the Kentucky state-approved four-year electrical apprenticeship programs offered by the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Trade School and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Trade School, and served the state of Kentucky as a Master Electrician and Louisville Metro Code Enforcement Officer. Jerry is a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) and NCCER Core and Electrical Curriculum certified instructor. Jerry currently holds North Carolina and ICC electrical inspector accreditations and is recognized by the state of Washington as an approved electrical administrator.