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ET 272 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite: ET 271
Transfers to: CSU

This is the third course in a series of wastewater treatment courses designed to train students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing the use of safe practices and procedures. It is intended for students working or who seek employment in the wastewater treatment field. Topics include detailed descriptions of the equipment and advanced treatment processes used for odor control, pure oxygen-activated sludge treatment, solids removal from secondary effluents, residual solids management, enhanced biological control (including nitrogen and phosphorus removal), and wastewater reclamation. This course focuses on actual operating procedures: Students learn to operate and maintain treatment plant instrumentation equipment and systems. Additionally, students learn how to analyze and solve operational problems and perform mathematical calculations relating to wastewater treatment process control.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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