EFCN: Operator Certification: Disinfection and Solids Handling
March 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Join EFCN for this webinar series designed to help small wastewater system operators pass their certification exams. The series starts with a 1-hour overview of study tips and test preparation techniques. Each subsequent 1-hour webinar will focus on a single topic typically found in Level 1 and Level 2 exams including, but not limited to: Collection Systems, Treatment Overviews, Disinfection and Solids Handling Basics, NPDES Regulations, Wastewater Math, Safety, Sampling and Reporting and other general wastewater topics. Each session will include sample questions and a short Q and A period.
While this series is primarily focused on helping new operators achieve their Level 1 and 2 certifications, currently certified operators looking to pass higher level tests can also benefit from attendance as higher-level certification tests are cumulative and typically cover basic as well as advanced treatment topics.
Session 4: This session will focus on typical disinfection and solids handling processes used in wastewater treatment and how they fit into the overall treatment process. We will discuss how the most common disinfection processes work, the operator’s role in disinfection and the support systems needed for them to treat wastewater effectively. We will discuss the various ways to handle solids removed from wastewater and typical operator duties associated with these processes. We will also discuss various regulations that apply to disinfection needed to discharge treated water and regulations associated with disposing of solids correctly.
Presenter: AJ Barney, Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center