EL10 - Filtration Basics
Course Length: 3 Hours/0.3 CEUs*
Course Descrption: During this course, students will review the major physical and chemical mechanisms responsible for removing suspended particles from water through filtration. Additionally, students are introduced to the concepts, chemicals, equipment, facilities, processes, and operation of the filtration process, as practiced in water treatment plants. This course is suitable for entry-level operators.
- Explain the major physical and chemical mechanisms responsible for removing suspended particles from water through filtration.
- Describe the equipment, facilities, operating characteristics and protocols, and operational problems for slow sand, rapid sand, and high-rate (dual media, mixed media, and monomedium) filters as well as for a reverse osmosis facility.
- Explain the uses of and differences among microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO) systems.
- List the major benefits and components of a typical filter inspection.
This online course does not
contain any audio or moderation. Please read each slide carefully.
CEUs *You may be awarded CEUs/PDHs for AWWA education programs by your licensing agency. AWWA grants Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course at a rate of 1 CEU for 10 contact hours. It is the individual's responsibility, before registering for any education program, to contact his/her licensing agency: 1. To confirm that the education program is acceptable for continuing education credit towards your particular license; 2. To confirm what you need to submit for credit approval.