Water Treatment and Distribution System Operations
Graduates will be able to:
Formulate unit conversions and area and volume calculations of various devices and pipes in water and wastewater systems.
Differentiate between SI and USC systems of measurement; mass and weight terms.
Calculate concentration, feed solution rate, amount of liquid chemical required to prepare solutions of given strength, molarity, normality and organic loading.
- Apply the principles of hydraulics to find flow rates, pressures and pumping head and power in water flow systems.
- Calculate the operating efficiency of pump and determine its performance; determine pump power for given operating conditions.
- Operate pumps, motors, valves and other commonly used devices in water systems.
- Identify safety and water legislation.
- Identify the principles and importance of disinfection of water in relation to parameters of water quality and sampling requirements for compliance and process control.
- Describe the main processes and operations employed in water treatment and explain the processes and equipment employed in water distribution systems.
- Describe the principle of coagulation and flocculation and factors affecting these processes.
- Explain sedimentation and understand the importance of filtration and basic components.
- Describe various methods of disinfecting water and familiarization with miscellaneous methods including, softening and iron removal.
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