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Course Description

This course is a continuation of the Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics course WTRM 102 and covers advanced math concepts used in the Water/Wastewater/Distribution industry. Topics include industry standard formulas, conversion factors, MCRT, SVI, waste/return, horsepower, well drawdown, capacitance, yield, belt press cake/filtrate, SDI, sludge age, gas production and digestion rates. ADVISORY: Math 205 Elementary Algebra and WTRM 102 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply mathematics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions used in the Water Industry. Review basic math concepts covered in the beginning class.
  • Utilize Industry standard formula sheets and conversion factors. Convert Cubic Feet to Gallons to Pounds. Understand the Pounds Formula.
  • Apply Trickling Filters and Rotating Biological Contactor Math.
  • Utilize Activated Sludge Calculations.
  • Apply Waste Treatment Ponds Math.
  • Utilize Chemical Dosage Calculations.
  • Apply Sludge Production and Thickening Calculations.
  • Utilize Sludge Digestion Calculations.
  • Apply Sludge Dewatering and Disposal Math.
  • Utilize Laboratory Calculations. Water Treatment Filter Calculations.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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