Introduction to Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Processes

Introduction to Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Processes

February 3-4, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

This introductory course for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment processes will cover principles that wastewater operators need to be successful at their jobs. The course will be packed with knowledge starting with the Code of Federal Regulations and ISO standards for protecting the environment. Discussions on how wastewater treatment processes differ from industrial to municipal, what equipment is needed for successful treatment of wastewater, and how to test wastewater for treatment efficiencies and safety will be highlighted. Math, as always, plays an important role in successful wastewater treatment. Basic math formulas needed in wastewater treatment will be reviewed. Additionally, the course will explore the chemicals needed for wastewater treatment and how to determine their dosing using bench testing. Upon completion of this course, attendees will have a basic understanding of the principles of wastewater treatment to carry them forward.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the history of wastewater treatment in the United States with an overview of the Clean Water Act, the Code of Federal Regulations, and ISO standards for industries
  • Develop an understanding of the differences between industrial wastewater treatment and municipal wastewater treatment
  • Review the differences between a pretreatment discharge permit and a NPDES permit
  • Review the equipment requirements needed to run a physical/chemical wastewater treatment plant as well as municipal wastewater treatment plants
  • Discuss the different chemicals used in wastewater treatment along with safety requirement for storage and usage
  • Review bench testing to develop an understanding of how to determine the best approach for wastewater treatment
  • Review math formulas used in wastewater treatment including formulas for chemical dosing, tank volumes and flow through, solids dewatering, solids generation
  • Develop an understanding of sludge dewatering equipment, chemical aids for dewatering, and best practices for sludge dewatering
  • Review disinfection practices for wastewater effluent
  • Discuss environmental impacts of wastewater treatment
  • Discuss per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS/PFOS) and where industries stand now in discharging them


Thursday, February 3, 2022 : Central Time

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals

  • Purpose and benefits of wastewater treatment (History of wastewater treatment)
  • Types of wastewater treatment (Biological versus physical/chemical)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) vs Pretreatment Permits (What are typical on permits and new discharge parameters)
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 40 overview

How Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants Work 

  • Types of industrial wastewater plants
  • How industrial treatment plants impact municipal treatment plants
  • Legal requirements to run
  • Safety
  • Operator responsibilities

Physical/Chemical Industrial Treatment

  • What makes it a physical/chemical system
  • How can bioaugmentation help remove nutrients: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)/Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (CBOD)
    • What types of bio systems there are, bacteria needs
  • Equipment needed [tanks, mixers, clarifiers, filters, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), pH and Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP or Redox Potential) probes, flow meters]
  • Different equipment (traditional settling, Reverse Osmosis (RO), Forward Osmosis (FO), micro and nano filtration)
  • Hydroxide versus Sulfide precipitation
  • Chemicals used in treatment process (coagulants, flocculants, metal precipitants, defoamers) and how they work
  • Bench testing, why it is important, how it works, things needed for this
  • Dosing requirements (some math formulas will be here)
  • Removal efficiencies of different chemical/equipment combinations (more math)
  • Cyanide destruction processes
  • Hexavalent chrome reduction and removal
  • Advanced oxidation
  • Analytical lab tests, equipment, and how to read results

Municipal Treatment Plant Biological Processes

  • Biological nutrient removal
  • Waste activated sludge plants
  • Sequencing batch reactors
  • Bacteria health
  • Foam and odor control
  • Chemicals needed

Dewatering Processes

  • Plate and frame filters
  • Screw presses
  • Belt presses
  • Centrifuges
  • Drying beds
  • Sludge dryers


Friday, February 4, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Disinfection for Municipal Plants

  • Chlorine Gas
  • Sodium HYPO- Chlorite
  • Peracetic acid
  • Ultraviolet
  • Ozone
  • Disinfection byproducts

Tips and Tricks for Wastewater Treatment

  • Environmental regulation and compliance
  • ISO 14001:2004
  • Pollution Prevention Methods
  • Marine and wildlife considerations
  • Briefly discuss per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFA/PFO) compounds and what they are looking at in wastewater


Robin Deal, Industrial Wastewater Treatment Specialist, Product Lead, AquaPure at Hubbard-Hall 

Robin Deal has been with Hubbard-Hall for 7 years as a Field Service Engineer specializing in industrial wastewater treatment. Prior to that, she worked for a major industry as a wastewater operator, holding a physical/chemical wastewater license in the state of North Carolina. She has completed the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Specialist certificate program at Sacramento State University. She currently spends her time in the field educating customers while helping them meet their wastewater permit requirements. In the lab she works toward finding efficient ways for customers to transform their wastewater treatment processes to a lean wastewater treatment process.

“Wastewater treatment has become a passion for me. As we face water scarcity, we have to be better at treating the wastewater that is generated in the manufacturing world so that it can be recycled back into production or the environment with as little fuss as possible.”-Robin Deal

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Introduction to Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Processes

February 3-4, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 30, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program  

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.  

Instructional Methods  

PowerPoint presentations will be used in this course 

Who should attend

  • EHS managers
  • Water engineers
  • Wastewater plant design engineers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Wastewater operators

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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