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Minnesota Wastewater and Ethics 24 PDH Discount Package 2

PACKAGE NO: MN24C-13
PACKAGE PDH: 24
PACKAGE PRICE: $288
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COURSE TITLE: Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems
COURSE NO: C07-013
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of key considerations for developing or enhancing management programs for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.

 

One in every four households in the United States relies on an individual onsite or small cluster system to treat wastewater. In far too many cases, these systems are installed and largely forgotten – until problems arise. On the other hand, EPA concluded in its 1997 Report to Congress that “adequately managed decentralized wastewater systems are a cost-effective and long-term option for meeting public health and water quality goals, particularly in less densely populated areas.”

 

The key to achieving effective performance of decentralized sewage treatment systems from the simplest “box and rocks” septic tank and drainfield system to the most complex treatment and dispersal units; is an effective management strategy. This strategy must consider several critical elements such as planning, site conditions, risk factors, system design, and operation and maintenance, all of which comprise a management program.

 

This 7 PDH online course is applicable to civil, environmental and chemical engineers, sanitarians, and others seeking an understanding of Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Introduction to the management of onsite and clustered wastewater treatment systems
  • Relevant of the management guidelines to other water programs
  • Description of management models
  • How to apply the management models
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems” of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems (1.45 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Wastewater Treatment Processes and Systems
COURSE NO: C07-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wastewater Treatment Processes and Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on individual onsite/decentralized treatment technologies or unit processes. Information on typical application, design, construction, operation, maintenance, cost, and pollutant removal effectiveness is provided for most classes of treatment units and their related processes. This information is intended to be used in the preliminary selection of a system of treatment unit processes that can be assembled to achieve predetermined pollutant discharge concentrations or other specific performance requirements.

 

This 7 PDH online course is applicable to civil, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, selection and design of subsurface wastewater infiltration systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding of conventional system types and treatment options
  • Knowledge of the subsurface wastewater infiltration system
  • Establishing design considerations
  • Evaluating construction management and contingency options
  • Understanding the design, construction and functionality of septic tanks
  • Understanding the design, construction and functionality of sand/media filters
  • Understanding the design, construction and functionality of aerobic treatment units
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 4 of the USEPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, EPA/625/R-00/008, "Treatment Processes and Systems". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wastewater Treatment Processes and Systems (3.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 4 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Wastewater Treatment System Selection
COURSE NO: C02-009
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wastewater Treatment System Selection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on the selection process of the subsurface wastewater infiltration system. It describes various steps involved in the selection process including understanding of the prevailing design conditions, matching these conditions to system performance, establishing design boundaries and boundary loadings, evaluating the receiving environment and mapping out the site.

 

Selecting the appropriate system type, size, and location at the site depends on the wastewater flow and composition information, site- and landscape-level assessments, performance requirements, and the array of available technology options. Key to selecting, sizing, and siting the system are identifying the desired level of performance and ensuring that the effluent quality at the performance boundaries meets the expected performance requirements.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil, and environmental engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning, selection and design of subsurface wastewater infiltration systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluating design conditions and selecting the appropriate system
  • Matching design conditions to system performance
  • Establishing design boundaries and boundary loadings
  • Evaluating the receiving environment
  • Mapping the site
  • Developing the initial system design
  • Rehabilitating and upgrading existing systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 5 of the USEPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, EPA/625/R-00/008, "Treatment System Selection". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wastewater Treatment System Selection (2.84 MB)
Course Quiz
​Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 5 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Characterization and Management
COURSE NO: C02-077
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Characterization and Management
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course investigates  whether the current Centralized Wastewater Treatment (CWT) Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards (ELGs) are adequately managing wastewater discharges from CWT facilities accepting oil and gas extraction wastes.

 

The EPA collected and evaluated data regarding oil and gas wastewater characteristics, as well as data characterizing discharges from CWT facilities accepting oil and gas extraction wastes, which are presented in this course.

 

The exploration, development and production of oil and gas reserves vary markedly from region to region. There are a number of solid and liquid waste materials generated during oil and gas exploration, extraction and production, and these waste materials may be managed by CWT facilities. The nature and characteristics and quantity of the wastes generated depend upon a number of factors, such as the type of drilling, the characteristics of the formation, the depth of the well and the type and quantity of chemical additives used during drilling, production and well maintenance activities.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for chemical, petroleum, environmental and industrial engineers as well as other interested in understanding the wastewater characterization and management used at CWT to treat oil and gas extraction wastewaters.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the basics of the wastes that are discharged from oil and gas extraction activities
  • Familiarizing with pollutants that are considered for evaluation in drilling wastewater
  • Gaining an overview of the additives used in well development along with their purpose
  • Familiarizing with pollutants that are considered for evaluation in produced water
  • Familiarizing with characterizing the concentrations of pollutants in process wastewater discharges
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “Centralized Wastewater Treatment for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes: Wastewater Characterization and Management”, which is based on Section 5 of the U.S. EPA publication “Detailed Study of the Centralized Waste Treatment Point Source Category for Facilities Managing Oil and Gas Extraction Wastes, publication number EPA-821-R-18-004, dated May 2018.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
CWT FOR FACILITIES MANAGING OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION WASTES: WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION AND MANAGEMET (3.8 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Biological Wastewater Treatment I - Activated Sludge
COURSE NO: C02-066
Biological Wastewater Treatment I - Activated Sludge
Course Highlights

This online engineering course provides an overview of biological wastewater treatment, a general description of the activated sludge process, information about several variations of the activated sludge process, discussion of design calculations for an activated sludge aeration tank, and discussion of activated sludge operational calculations.  Example calculations and examples using the course spreadsheet for making the calculations are also included.

 

This course is Part I of a three-part series. The other two courses in this Biological Wastewater Treatment series are about Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) processes and Membrane Biofilm Reactor (MBR) processes.

 

The activated sludge process is very widely used for biological wastewater treatment. In a sewage (or industrial wastewater) treatment plant, the activated sludge process is a biological process that can be used for one or several of the following purposes: oxidizing carbonaceous biological matter, oxidizing nitrogenous matter (mainly ammonium and nitrogen in biological matter), and removing nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus).

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for civil engineers, environmental engineers, and chemical engineers.  After completing this course you will be familiar with the common variations of the activated sludge process used for biological wastewater treatment and be able to make typical aeration tank design and operational calculations.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Knowing the equation for biological oxidation and how it fits into the organic carbon cycle
  • Knowing the equation for photosynthesis and how it fits into the organic carbon cycle
  • Learning about the major components of an activated sludge wastewater treatment system
  • Understanding the differences between an extended aeration and conventional activated sludge system
  • Understanding the differences between a contact stabilization and conventional activated sludge system
  • Calculating the required aeration tank volume (in U.S. units) for a specified volumetric loading, hydraulic residence time, or aeration tank F:M ratio, if given suitable aeration tank influent and aeration tank parameter information.
  • Calculating the required aeration tank volume (in S.I. units) for a specified volumetric loading, hydraulic residence time, or aeration tank F:M ratio, if given suitable aeration tank influent and aeration tank parameter information.
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Biological Wastewater Treatment I – Activated Sludge”. In addition, you need to review the Excel spreadsheet titled, "Aeration Tank Blower Calcns Package_US units".
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Biological Wastewater Treatment I - Activated Sludge (1.10 MB)
Aeration Tank Blower Calcns Package_US units (346 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on both documents.
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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Earthquake Resilience Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities
COURSE NO: C02-076
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Earthquake Resilience Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes how water and wastewater utilities can be more resilient to earthquakes. It provides the best practices from utilities that have used mitigation measures to address the earthquake threat.

 

An earthquake is a sudden and violent shaking of the ground caused by movement within the earth’s crust or by volcanic activity. The water sector is particularly vulnerable to earthquake damage and service disruptions. By understanding the threat of earthquakes and the potential impacts to both the water infrastructure and the community, water utility owners and operators can make more informed decisions on earthquake mitigation options.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to environmental, civil, and structural engineers as well as others interested in learning more about how wastewater utilities can be more resilient to earthquakes.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the earthquake threat
  • Knowing how to Identify vulnerable assets and determine consequences
  • Learning how to pursue mitigation and funding options
  • Familiarizing with the available tools to assess specific structures
  • Familiarizing with the standards and resources for earthquake resilience
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Earthquake Resilience Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities” which is based on the U.S. EPA publication number EPA-810-B-18-001 dated March 2018.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Earthquake Resilience Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Ethics in Professional Practice
COURSE NO: LE2-007
Ethics in Professional Practice
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course, background on the philosophical models that guide ethical behavior is discussed and then applied to specific situations in engineering codes of ethics. This course is based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Professional Practice Curriculum, Volume 8, Section: Engineering Ethics.

 

Many engineering organizations have drafted codes of ethics to which their members are required to commit.  Generally, these codes are quite similar and are based on a few fundamental principles which provide guidance to professional engineers in common situations. Nevertheless, there are many difficult or ambiguous situations in which the best ethical solution is difficult to determine.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers seeking to learn ethical principles and how to apply them to their professional practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Determining ethical behavior using several philosophical models
  • Evaluating a practical situation in terms of a professional code of ethics
  • Identifying situations that represent conflicts of interest and formulate a proper response
  • Applying the standards of professional ethics in technical communication
  • Recognizing environmental impacts of engineering work
  • Considering principles of sustainable development in the performance of professional duties
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Ethics in Professional Practice" published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (This course document is reproduced by permission of the ASME (www.asme.org). You may also download from or view this course document on the ASME's website by clicking on Ethics in Professional Practice).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Ethics in Professional Practice (268 KB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this ASME 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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