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UV Disinfection Systems for Drinking Water - Overview

COURSE NO: C04-006
UV Disinfection Systems for Drinking Water - Overview
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview and background of technical information on the application of ultraviolet light for the disinfection of drinking water by public water systems.  This overview includes a description of basic chemical and physical principles, the components of UV equipment, and performance monitoring for UV facilities. The overview material intended to present generally accepted facts and research results related to UV disinfection. The material covers many aspects for consideration when implementing a UV disinfection system.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for wastewater treatment engineers and environmental professionals seeking to gain an understanding of UV disinfection technologies. The course will also be beneficial for a student with basic knowledge of water treatment design and is interested in learning about how UV disinfection is now being applied as a disinfection alternative for municipal water supply systems. It is also an excellent overview for those professionals working in the field of water treatment.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning the background on drinking water treatment
  • Understanding UV disinfection properties and mechanisms
  • Understanding the components and performance of various types of UV systems 
  • Learning the accepted facts and research results relating to UV disinfection
  • Knowing the support information for UV disinfection consideration
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 2, "Overview of UV Disinfection" of the EPA Guidance Manual EPA 815-R-06-007, "UV Disinfection Guidance Manual for the Final Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, November 2006".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
UV Disinfection Systems for Drinking Water (3.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chpater 2 of this EPA publication.


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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