Course NumberCH-02-216
PDH Hours6
Water Treatment – Phosphorous Removal

Water Treatment – Phosphorous Removal

Phosphorus and nitrogen are nutrients that are essential for aquatic plant and algae growth. However, an over-abundance of these nutrients can over-stimulate plant and algae growth such that they create water quality problems. The discharges of treated wastewater can be the most significant source of phosphorus loading and state environmental agencies and the Environmental Protection Agency are requiring dischargers to reduce the amount of phosphorus in their effluent.

This course presents observations of advanced wastewater treatment installed at 23 facilities that employ chemical addition and a range of filtration technologies which have proven to be very effective at producing an effluent containing low levels of phosphorus. It summarizes critical information about the phosphorous removal technologies, including performance and costs for phosphorus removal.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Nutrients and water quality problems
  • Evaluation considerations for selecting phosphorous removal technologies
  • Understanding of phosphorous removal technologies
  • Factors that affect cost and performance of treatment technologies

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.