The quality of groundwater used cannot be compromised any longer and the servicing requirements of on-site sewage disposal systems cannot be ignored. With limited funds available to you, the private owner or regulatory agency who is responsible for inspection, the task of on-site sewage treatment and disposal is becoming very difficult.

With limited funds available to the owners we believe this program will help you to install an effective system. You will learn numerous tips and tricks throughout the program to make it very practical and relevant to your applications.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

You will learn how to:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot waste water treatment systems
  • Understand the different waste water treatment systems available
  • Understand national and local legislation
  • Apply knowledge of the latest technologies and best practice

Course Outline

Module 1: PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS – PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

  • Economic, social and environmental goals of planning
  • Environmental assessment
  • Need for health and safety
  • Factors in preparing municipal plans
  • Protection for stepped up demand

Module 2: WASTE WATER FUNDAMENTALS

  • Basic terminology
  • Contaminant considerations
  • Biological, phosphorous, ammonia
  • Pathogens
  • Effluent objectives
  • Alternate discharge options
  • Receiving water capacity-provincial water quality objectives
  • Surface discharge
  • Subsurface discharge

Module 3: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Collection of sewage
  • Aerobic and anaerobic treatments
  • Critical design parameters for communal sewage treatment systems

Module 4: TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

  • Suspended solids removal
  • BOD removal
  • Nitrification and denitrification
  • Phosphorous reduction

Module 5: TREATMENT SYSTEMS

  • Conventional septic tank
  • As the treatment system
  • Enhanced septic tanks
  • As a primary for other bioreactors
  • Bioreactors
  • Fixed film
  • Rotating
  • Suspended
  • Batch
  • Filters-sand, peat, stone, synthetics
  • New technologies targeting specific contaminants

Module 6: RECIRCULATING SAND FILTERS YEAR ROUND TREATMENT

  • History experimental design
  • Construction
  • Operation

Module 7: SUBSURFACE DISCHARGE

  • Filter bed
  • Shallow trench
  • Leaching bed
  • “Constructed wetland”
  • Recycle, reuse

Module 8: DIRECT DISCHARGE

  • Stream assimilative capacity
  • Mixing zone
  • Disinfection

Module 9: BIOSOLIDS DISPOSAL

  • Hauled waste
  • Compost
  • Lime stabilisation

Module 10: MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNAL WASTE WATER SYSTEMS

  • Regular monitoring
  • Long term satisfactory performance

Module 11: FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

  • Funding sources
  • Approval process
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Municipal and owner liability

Module 12: DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF YOUR OWN SYSTEM

  • Simple design rules
  • Implementation of your system
  • Tips and tricks
  • The thirteen golden rules of working with waste water systems

Module 13: CASE STUDIES

  • Municipality
  • Private rondavel in a pristine inaccessible area
  • In the middle of suburbia

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How can an e-learning course be interactive?

Boredom can be a real danger, however, we use an interactive approach to our e-Learning – with live sessions instead of recordings.  The webinar software allows everyone to interact and involves participants in group work; including hands-on exercises with simulation software and remote laboratories where possible.  You can communicate with text messages, or live VoIP speech, or can even draw on the whiteboard during the sessions.

 

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