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Distance Learning Math Classes for Water and Wastewater Operators

Monday, November 14, 2016  
Posted by: Kathy Rabalais

 

Virginia Western Community College will offer “Math for Water Treatment” and “Math for Wastewater Treatment” during the spring, summer and fall semesters.  The classes will be offered on demand, whenever six to twelve students express an interest. Classes require completion of weekly homework assignments and two exams. The classes will be offered online by real time webcast.

Each class is 30 hours, 10 weeks, with webcasts 6-9 pm Tuesday evenings. Cost is $115. All resource materials are provided on-line at no additional cost. 3 CPUs will be provided upon successful completion of each class. Spring semester runs from mid February to early May. Summer semester runs from mid May to the end of July. Fall semester runs from the end of August to the end of November.

If you are interested or desire further information about the classes, contact Instructor Bob Canova at 540-819-7255 (mobile) or bob.canova@cox.net.

Once the classes are scheduled, students may register online at virginiawestern@edu; go to Workforce Solutions, and then to “Online Classes” to find the course. Follow the directions to create a profile with user name and password and register for the course. Register early; class size is 6 to 12 students. For assistance with registration, contact Dan Semones at VWCC Workforce Solutions at 540-857-6476 or email d.semones@virginiawestern.edu.

 

Math for Water Treatment, Class Schedule

Week

Part

HW

Class Subject

Homework Resources

1

 

1

1

Water Treatment Processes

Roanoke Carvins Cove WTP Brochure, Salem WTP

PPt and Water Treatment Math Handout

2

2

Water Treatment Regulations

Virginia Waterworks Regulations

3

3

Operator Responsibilities

Virginia Waterworks Regulations

2

 

 

1

4

Decimals, Fractions, %, Area & Volume

aaamath.com, purplemath.com, and math2.org

2

5

English and Metric Units

English-Metric Conversion Factors Handout, Dimensional Analysis PPt and Milligrams per Liter PPt, Numbers with Units PPt

3

6

Volume and Weight Conversions

Converting Cubic Feet to Gallons and Pounds PPt

3

 

 

1

7

Temperature Conversions

Fahrenheit to Celsius PPt

2

8

Specific Gravity and Density

Specific Gravity and Density PPt

3

9

Solving Equalities

Solving Equalities PPt

4

 

 

1

10

Pumping Horsepower

Pumping Horsepower PPt

2

11

Detention Time

YouTube, Detention Time PPt

3

12

Channel Flow & Settling Velocity

Open Channel Flow PPt

2 week Break to Complete Basic Math Exam

5

 

 

1

13

Water Sources

Water Supply Intake Screens Handout, who.int/water,

and jstor.org

2

14

Reservoir Management

Water Quality Considerations in Reservoir Management

by Mark Dortch

3

15

Iron and Manganese, Taste and Odor

Use of PAC for Taste and Odor Control in Dan River Water

Source Handout and iaspub.epa.gov/tdb/pages/treatment

6

 

 

1

16

Flocculation

VDH/VT Basic Math and Science Chapter 6

2

17

Sedimentation

VDH/VT Basic Math and Science Chapter 7

3

18

Filtration

VDH/VT Basic Math and Science Chapter 8

7

 

 

1

22

Molar and Normal Solutions

VDH/VT Basic Math and Science Chapter 3

2

23

Chemical Feed

Chemical Dilutions PPt

3

24

Chemical Feeders

Chemical Feeders PPt

1 week Break to Schedule One-on-One Webcasts

8

 

 

1

19

Disinfection

C-T Contact Time/Water Research Center website

2

20

Fluoridation

Fluoride Feed PPt

3

21

Ph Control, Aggressive Water

krwa.org/docs/Aggressive%20Index%20Formula.pdf

9

 

 

1

25

Water Plant Instrumentation

Chlorine Residual Analyzer Rosemount Manual, pH/ORP Probe Rosemount Manual, and Turbidimeter Rosemount Manual

2

26

Monitoring and Reporting

Virginia Water Treatment Plant Monthly Operating

Report Form

3

27

Water Distribution and Storage, TDH

Water Distribution PPt

10

 

 

1

28

Upflow Clarifiers

Upflow Clarifiers PPt

2

29

Greensand Filters and Water Softening

advanced-water-systems.com for greensand filters and nesc.wvu.edu for lime softening

3

30

Membrane Filtration

Crystal Spring Membrane Water Plant Handout, Membrane Filter Maintenance Handout

Complete Final Exam

 

Math for Wastewater Treatment, Class Schedule

Week

Part

HW

Class Subject

Homework Resources

1

 

 

1

1

Wastewater Treatment Process

Roanoke Regional Water Pollution Control Facility

Brochure, Wastewater Treatment Math Handout, and Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations

2

2

Wastewater Treatment Regulations

Virginia Sewage Collection and Treatment

Regulations

3

3

Operator Responsibilities

Understanding Wastewater Regulations in Virginia

for Wastewater Operators and DPOR Operator-in-Training Regulations Handout

2

 

 

1

4

Decimals & Fractions, Area & Volume

Khan Academy website, Math2.org website, and

Numbers with Units PPt

2

5

English and Metric Units

English-Metric Conversion Factors Handout,

Dimensional Analysis PPt and Milligrams per Liter PPt

3

6

Volume and Weight Conversions

Converting Cubic Feet to Gallons and Pounds PPt

3

 

 

1

7

Temp Conversions

Fahrenheit to Celsius PPt

2

8

Specific Gravity and Density

Specific Gravity and Density PPt

3

9

Solving Equalities

Solving Equalities PPt

4

 

 

1

10

Pumping Horsepower

Pumping Horsepower PPt

2

11

Detention Time

YouTube, Detention Time PPt

3

12

Channel Flow & Settling Velocity

Open Channel Flow PPt

2-Week Break to Complete Basic Math Exam

5

 

 

1

13

Wastewater Characteristics

me.vccs.edu website, Solids Concentration PPt, and BOD PPt

2

14

Wastewater Preliminary Treatment

Wastewater Treat Math Handout, Open Channel

Flow PPt

3

15

Wastewater Primary Treatment

Wastewater Treatment Math Handout

6

 

 

1

16

Wastewater Bioreactor

Wastewater Treatment Math Handout

2

17

f/m Ratio, MCRT, Biosolids Age

f/m Powerpoint, MCRT PPt, and Biosolids Age PPt

3

18

Wet and Dry Biosolids

Wet and Dry Biosolids PPt

7

 

 

1

19

SBR Plants

SBR PPT

2

20

Oxidation Ditches and Membrane Biological Reactors

Oxidation Ditch PPt and Membrane Biological Reactor PPT

3

21

Fixed Growth Reactors

Fixed Growth Reactor PPt

1-Week Break to Schedule One-on-One Webcasts

8

 

 

1

22

Nitrogen Removal

Ammonia and Nitrogen Removal by CH2MHill Handout

2

23

Phosphorus Removal

Phosphorus Treatment and Removal Technologies Handout

3

24

Disinfection

Chemical Feed PPt

9

 

 

1

25

Microorganisms

Wastewater Microorganisms PPt

2

26

Dissolved Oxygen Control

Aeration 101-Back to Basics Handout and Dissolved Oxygen Calculations PPt

3

27

Monitoring and Reporting

Purplemath.com, mathisfun.com, and E-DMR Report Form

10

 

 

1

28

Biosolids Wasting

Gravity Sludge Thickener Handout

2

29

Biosolids Stabilization

Anaerobic Stabilization PPt

3

30

Biosolids Thickening

Belt Filter Press Loading PPt

Complete Final Exam


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