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Primer for Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems

Mark P. Rossow, Ph.D, PE Retired

This course provides an overview of the need for and characteristics of municipal wastewater treatment systems. Various types of pollutants are described. Primary, secondary, and advanced treatment processes are discussed. Issues of disposal of wastewater residuals and biosolids are presented. The discussion is extended to decentralized systems as well. The course is based on an EPA primer on wastewater treatment systems and is especially suitable for engineers with no previous background in wastewater treatment. All technical terms are clearly defined and explained.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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