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C890
Water & Sewage Treatment Processes – Main Guidelines

Jurandir Primo, P.E.

This course of Water & Sewage Treatment Processes – Main Guidelines is a practical introduction, of the most important water treatment systems, all over the world. The end use may be drinking, industrial water supply, irrigation, river flow maintenance, water recreation or many other uses, including being safely returned to the environment. The terms “wastewater” and “sewage” are regularly used interchangeably, although there are differences between both. In fact, “sewage” is considered a subset of wastewater. There are two types of sewage; blackwater, or wastewater from toilets, and graywater, which is wastewater from all domestic sources except toilets.

The Safe Drinking Water Act requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set standards for drinking water quality in public water systems. EPA has set standards for over 90 contaminants organized into six groups: microorganisms, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals and radionuclides. Water treatment, including industrial or domestic effluent, must be very well conducted to keep the water with the appropriate pH and alkalinity levels. Then, all types of wastewater sources must have their own treatment to protect the main domestic wastewater treatment systems, to avoid dangerous contaminations and to help in the public health.

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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