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Wastewater Treatment Operator Grades III and IV Webinars August 4-6

Wastewater professionals who are interested in becoming certified Wastewater Operators in Idaho are invited to attend Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification Training.

Course Description

The Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) has generated entirely NEW tests. The webinars are designed for all personnel who are taking the new ABC wastewater operator exam grades III and IV.

Instructor Paul Krauth worked as the outreach coordinator for the Utah Division of Water Quality for 25 years, and was involved in providing technical and operational assistance to all of Utah's wastewater facilities. In 2016, Paul retired from the division but continues to aid treatment plants throughout the western United States. He holds wastewater certifications in small lagoons systems, grade IV collection, grade IV Laboratory Technician and grade IV treatment. He is active with the Associated Boards of Certification, both writing and reviewing test questions, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Utah.

Details

The course is now available via three webinars to accommodate remote participation. Information on each webinar is found below:

Webinar on Microbiology, Laboratory, Suspended Growth

Microbiology: An overview of the microbiology in wastewater treatment including their bacteria the metazoan and protozoa is found and their implication for each treatment process.

Laboratory: An overview of the common tests performed at treatment plant, the sampling techniques required, the holding times, and a brief view of quality assurance for each test.

Suspended Growth: An overview the activated sludge process, differing process design variations, typical control strategies, and troubleshooting scenarios.

  • When: August 4
  • Cost: Free
  • Register Here  
  • Time: 1 pm to 5 pm (Mountain time) 
  • Continuing Education credits for 0.400 Idaho WW CEUs

Webinar on Solids Separation and Nutrient Removal

Solid Separation:  An overview of the clarification process both primary and secondary, typical control strategies and troubleshooting scenarios. An overview of the filtration process differing process design variations, typical control strategies and troubleshooting scenarios.

Nutrient Removal: An overview of the nitrification process, denitrification process, the typical process control parameters, typical process variables, different design variations control strategies and troubleshooting scenarios. An overview of phosphorus removal both biological and chemical, the typical process control parameters, typical process variables, different design variations control strategies and troubleshooting scenarios.

  • When: August 5
  • Cost: Free
  • Register Here  
  • Time: 1 pm to 5 pm (Mountain time) 
  • Continuing Education credits for 0.400 Idaho WW CEUs

Webinar on Digestion and Disinfection

Digestion: An overview of the digestion processes, aerobic, anaerobic, and chemical, the typical process control parameters, typical process variables, different design variations, control strategies and troubleshooting scenarios. An overview of the dewatering processes, chemical the typical process control parameters, typical process variables.

Disinfection: An overview of the differing disinfection processes , chlorination, dichlorination, ultraviolet light and ozonation, typical process variables, different design variations, control strategies and troubleshooting scenarios

  • When: August 6
  • Cost: Free
  • Register Here
  • Time: 1 pm to 5 pm (Mountain time) 
  • Continuing Education credits for 0.400 Idaho WW CEUs

DEQ State Office - Water Quality Division

1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0502

Staff Contacts

Wastewater Analyst
Tressa Nicholas
(208) 373-0116
tressa.nicholas@deq.idaho.gov

Data Entry Analyst
Brenda Valverde
(208) 373-0522
brenda.valverde@deq.idaho.gov

Related Pages

Environmental Conferences, Trainings & Workshops Hosted by DEQ

Public Wastewater System Classification and Operator Licensure in Idaho

Wastewater Operator Resources