Drinking Water Treatment Plant Design (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
- Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm -  Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
To Improve the understanding of the engineering principle of unit processes and the process design of water treatment  systems
The main objective of this course is to enable the participants to understand the basic engineering principles of each unit process of a conventional water treatment plant and design basis for each unit process of a chemical assisted filtration. Enhanced clarification processes are also discussed. Some other water treatment processes, such as direct and pressure filtration, slow sand filtration, membrane filtration are also covered in the course. The course principle is to improve the knowledge of the participants in water treatment unit processes such that they would be able to gain understanding in process design of water treatment.
Target Audience
Environmental or process design Engineers, Water utility managers and water treatment operators, Civil Engineers, Chemical Engineers and Environmental Engineers of junior and intermediate levels, particularly those with interest in pursuing water treatment areas.

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the principles and objectives of Water Treatment
  • Improve the knowledge of Engineering principles of unit processes in water treatment.
  • Gain understanding and proper application in process design of water treatment systems and practical know-how to design water treatment unit processes.

George Lai

George Lai has a master’s degree in chemical engineering specializing in water and wastewater treatments. He is an Engineering Specialist in Drinking Water Treatment. He provides engineering/technical expertise and support into the development of government’s engineering design standards for drinking water treatment technologies and to municipal drinking water systems. Previously, he worked for companies such as Greer Galloway, Dillon Consulting Limited, Associated Engineering, MMM Group Limited, and Lavalin – MacLaren Engineers Inc., as a senior engineer and project manager in process/detailed design and study of a broad range of projects in water and wastewater treatments for both industrial and municipal sectors.

Achievements in the field: Ten States Standards Water Supply Committee Member; NSF Joint Committee Members on Drinking Water Treatment Units, Treatment Chemicals & System components; Former President of WEAO; Former OWWA Treatment Committee Member; Winner of 2011 WEF Arthur Sidney Bedell Award.

George is also a member of the following associations: PEO, WEF, WEAO, OWWA, CSA.

Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)

Day 1 - Conventional Water Treatment Processes - Chemically Assisted Filtration

Water Treatment Principles and Objectives

  • Removal of Contaminants
  • Removal or Inactivation of Pathogens
  • Multi-Barrier Approach
  • Assessment of Treatment Unit Processes to meet Water Treatment Objectives

Factors Concerning Source Water and Water Treatment Design

  • Source Water Quality and Quantity
  • Intake Location
  • Source Water Protection
  • Level of water Treatment Requirements

Basis for Water Treatment Plant Design Flow and Unit Processes and Hydraulic

  • Water Demands
  • Water Treatment Capacity
  • Piping Design
  • Reliability & Redundancy

Water Intake

  • Intake Crib & Pipe
  • Screening
  • Low Lift Pumping

Water Treatment Processes (Chemically Assisted Filtration Processes)

  • Coagulation & Flocculation, Chemical Feed and Storage System
  • Sedimentation/Clarification
  • Enhanced Clarification processes
  • Filtration

Day 2 - Other Water treatment Processes, Residual Management and Disinfection

Other Filtration Processes

  • Direct Filtration
  • Pressure Filtration
  • Slow Sand Filtration
  • Membrane filtration


  • Primary Disinfection
  • Secondary Disinfection
  • Disinfection By-Product (DBP) Control

Enhanced Dissolved Organic Removal, Taste & Odour & DBP Control

  • Ozone
  • Carbon Adsorption
  • Biofiltration

Storage - Clear Well

High Lift Pumping

Residual management

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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PC-based attendees
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Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

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