This course is designed to introduce you to one of the most important—and unseen--contributors to the reduction of wastewater organics, the wastewater microorganisms. Biological wastewater treatment can be as simple as natural ecosystems such as marshlands, or as complex as engineered systems of microorganism cultivation and harvesting.
This course will assist wastewater treatment personnel in understanding various aspects of biosolid treatment methods. Sludge (Biosolids), is one of the largest operating costs in a utility. Dealing with it cost-effectively and efficiently is a key component of biosolids treatment. A primary concern when dealing with biosolids (sludge) is the task of dewatering the sludge so that it can be safely reused or disposed of in the future.