Class Detail - Operations of Activated Sludge Plant

Hours: 20 hours
Cost: $450

Class time: 8 am - 5 pm (Day 1 & 2) and 8 am - 12 pm (Day 3) to ensure 20 hours of instruction.

TCEQ Course Code 0009:

The Operations of Activated Sludge Plant course covers the fundamentals of biological treatments, the suspended growth process, and activated sludge processes. This course includes instruction designed to help operators have a better understanding of plant observations, a return sludge flow control strategy, sludge wasting controls and a dissolved oxygen control strategy. During the course, participants also covered during this training is sludge quality indicators and process control indicators.


Completing this course provides continuing education credit for the following licenses: 

  • 20-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Wastewater Utility Operators

Click here to check your CE hours at TCEQ



  • Introduction to Activated Sludge
  • Fundamentals of the Activated Sludge Process
  • Biology of the Treatment Process
  • Aeration Basin Fundamentals
  • Clarifier Fundamentals
  • Modes of Operation
  • Process Control Fundamentals
  • Setting the Major Process Controls
  • Process Control Analyses
  • Microscopic Evaluation
  • Calculating Process Control Parameters
  • Biological Nitrification Requirements
  • Activated Sludge Bulking and Foaming
  • Selectors

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