Tuesday 30 June, 2020
8:30am – 4:00pm
About the event
Preliminary Treatment is the initial process in Wastewater Treatment and protects the remainder of the wastewater treatment process.
The aim of this course is to enable the candidate to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the preliminary treatment processes in sewage treatment.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for those working in the wastewater sector to ensure that they are familiar with both the theoretical aspects as well as operational aspects. The course includes aspects of troubleshooting and hazardous conditions that may occur on site.
This course will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including three breaks through the day and a proof of learning exercise at the end of the course. A detailed programme will be provided to delegates who register along with some pre-reading, before the course.
The course covers the following topics:
The course will conclude with an overview of the day’s activities, completion of a short feedback survey and a live proof-of-learning exercise in order to assess delegates’ learning.
- Sources and characterisation of wastewater
- An understanding of flowrates
- Benefits of different types of screen and screenings and their maintenance,
- Grit characteristics, impact and removal options of grit
- Review of plant designs and selection considerations
- Reflect on issues and challenges associated with Fats, Oils and Greases
- Awareness of operation and maintenance, health and safety issues, failure modes, fault finding, problem solving
- The course will conclude with an overview of the day’s activities, completion of a short feedback survey and a live proof-of-learning exercise in order to assess delegates’ learning. To encourage further learning delegates will be provided a list of useful resources.
To encourage further learning delegates will be provided a list of useful resources.
Interactivity! Quizzes, scenarios and discussions
- Design delights
- Quick Quiz! Plastics
- An understanding of flowrates
- An understanding of different types of screen and screenings and reason for removal
- An understanding of issues and challenges associated with Fats, Oils and Greases
- An understanding of grit and reasons for removal
- An appreciation of plant design, selection and maintenance
The Bigger Picture
Understand the importance of Preliminary Treatment in the wider context of Wastewater Treatment, its contributing benefits to energy-from-waste, and economic impacts in relation to carbon tax.
Continuing Professional Development
The course will conclude with an online proof-of-learning exercise, and a CPD certificate for one point will be provided afterwards.
This course has been designed for live on-line delivery, for interactive learning, in order to increase the learner’s awareness in the subject matter areas.
Delegate Course Requirements and Expectations
Knowledge Testing: All courses will conclude with a short live proof-of-learning exercise which will be undertaken immediately after each course. Pass mark is 70%. A review of answers can be concluded in a short 15 minute post course session.
Delegate Capacity: The courses are designed for 12-15 persons (Minimum 12). All delegates will be required and positively encouraged to actively participate. The courses will include at least two group interactivities, along with quizzes, role-play scenarios, calculations and games as appropriate.
Assumed knowledge: A basic understanding of the water sector is assumed, and satisfactory equivalent of English and Maths capability is required to proceed.
Equipment: Laptop and a smart phone with Wi-Fi connection, audio and visual capability (webcam enabled). Note that both a laptop and a smart phone will be required in most cases. The laptop will be utilized as the main learning tool, whilst smart phone activities will be integrated to enhance learning. The technology/apps that will be utilized will be required to be downloaded prior to commencement of the course. These will be provided ahead of course commencement.
Differently abled learners: At present we are sadly unable to offer courses that are suited for those who are vision impaired or suffer from hearing loss. We are working towards improving our service.
Course fees and registration
R3080 (ex. VAT) per person. Discounts of 10% are available for WISA members, early bird registration (payment received FIVE (5) weeks before course start date), group registrations (THREE(3) or more learners from the same organisation), and bona fide
full-time students who are not WISA members.
After registration, delegates will receive the day’s programme, a login link and joining instructions for a secure Zoom Pro session. Delegates do not need to have their own Zoom account, as we will use the Isle Utilities’ pro account to host the session. They may join either by using Zoom on the web, or by downloading the app.
Delegates will also receive some pre-course reading and preparation work (requires approx. 30‑40 minutes prior to the course).