The Wastewater Laboratory course provides participants with crucial information specific to the production of reliable data linked to the validity of analytical laboratory and field information gathered during departmental wastewater pollution control activities. The course familiarizes participants with standard wastewater test procedures conducted in a laboratory, such as dissolved oxygen, pH, biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia nitrogen, and chlorine residuals. Participants will also learn to record and report results of each analysis required by the state and federal agencies for wastewater analysis. In addition, participants will learn about various types of laboratory equipment and safety concerns associated with a wastewater lab.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsIntroduction to Wastewater Analysis and the Laboratory+Laboratory Skills and Techniques+Basic Chemistry and Mathematics+Laboratory Safety+Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)+Flow Measurement and Sampling+pH and Temperature Analyses+Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand+The Nitrogens: Ammonia, Nitrate, and Nitrite+Solids+Chlorine Residual+Phosphorus+Alkalinity+Microbiology+Interpretation of Analytical Results
This course is designed for treatment plant operators or laboratory technicians who are required to monitor effluent discharges under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits2 CEUs
TCEQ licensed wastewater operators