|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
This webinar provides a basic introduction to a modern wastewater treatment facility. The Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (KCRWTF) located in Frederica, DE is an award-winning 16 million gallons per day (MGD) advanced treatment facility and will serve as the model for this discussion. The KCRWTF provides wastewater influent screening, grit removal treatment in two 10 million gallon basins, clarification, and disinfection using an innovative ultraviolet process with discharge to a nearby creek. The solids generated are mixed in large basins, dewatered using one of three belt filter presses, lime stabilization to kill pathogens, drying using either natural gas-fired indirect dryers or in a passive solar drying chamber, and land application on local farms. The KCRWTF has won national and regional awards for being a top-operating facility incorporating sustainable practices. The KCRWTF has a sustainability management system certified to the ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and National Biosolids Partnerships EMS standards, the first wastewater facility in the country to hold all three certifications simultaneously.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
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