Raw Water Treatment Sedimentation


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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 0.5 Hour(s)


The purposes of the sedimentation process are to remove suspended solids, or particles, which are denser, or heavier, than water and reduce the load on the filters. The suspended solids may be in their natural state, such as bacteria, clays or silts, modified or preconditioned by prior treatment in the coagulation-flocculation process to form floc, or precipitated impurities, such as hardness and iron precipitates formed by the addition of chemicals


Course Objectives

Describe sedimentation. Describe sedimentation basins. Discuss the theory of operation for sedimentation basins. Describe the factors that affect performance. Describe sampling and analysis of sedimentation


Topics Covered

"I: Sedimentation
II: Sedimentation Basins
III: Theory of Operation for Sedimentation Basins
IV: Factors that Affect Performance
V: Sampling and Analysis"





Quiz Information

You will not be required to pass the knowledge check questions to move on to the next lesson. These will not be counted as a grade, but each question gives you insight into what you should have learned and the sorts of things you'll need to remember moving forward.



The final exam must be passed successfully with 80% or higher in order to receive your certificate of completion.

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