As the name would imply this course picks up the journey of wastewater as it travels through the plant right after Primary Treatment. Secondary clarification signifies the end of the biological treatment portion of wastewater treatment. Often referred to as ‘polishing’, it is the last component of the solids removal process and happens just before tertiary treatment or disinfection, depending on the process employed by the individual plant. This course offers a thorough examination of the process and provides strategies and tools necessary to address the operation of this segment of treatment.
Overview of Secondary Clarifiers
Wastewater Stabilization Ponds
Sampling and Analysis
Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs)
Secondary Treatment Effluent
Common Calculations and Practice Problems
This course is part of the curriculum of the Water Resource Recovery Technician (WRRT) Credential Program. This program is intended to recognize a person's commitment to professionalism and continuous improvement. This program does not replace MDEQ certification. For more information click on "WRRT Program" below.