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An Introduction to Water Treatment

COURSE NO: C04-015
An Introduction to Water Treatment
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will provide an introduction to water treatment processes and technology.  You will be introduced to factors to consider in selecting water treatment processes, preliminary treatment, aeration, coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation basins, filtration, fluoride adjustment, taste and odor control, water softening, iron and manganese control, and corrosion and scale control in water treatment plants and distribution systems. You will learn about water treatment processes, terminology, treatment plant layout and equipment.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for engineers and construction professionals who are looking for an introduction to water treatment processes and technology in order address water treatment plant design, construction, operation and maintenance issues.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the factors to consider in selecting water treatment processes
  • Learning about pretreatment processes and techniques
  • Learning about aeration technology as a water treatment process
  • Learning about coagulation and its application to water treatment
  • Learning about flocculation technology
  • Learning about water treatment sedimentation basins
  • Learning water filtration technology
  • Learning techniques and processes for disinfection of water
  • Learning techniques for control of taste and odor in water treatment
  • Learning about water softening processes
  • Learning the importance of iron and manganese control
  • Learning techniques for corrosion and scale control in water treatment
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Water Treatment".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Water Treatment (482 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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