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WQI presents Review Seminars for the Grade I/II, III, and IV/V California Wastewater Operator Certificzation Exams.  Seminars cover material found in the "Operation Manuals" published by the Office of Water Programs, CSUS Foundation and WEF MOPI 11.  Review Classes are designed for Operators who have completed the required CSUS classes for their exams.

The Seminars are all three days in length.  The Seminars consist of a Process Review, True and False, Multiple Choice and Math Section.  In addition the Grade III and Grade IV/V Seminar contain an Essay Section.

The process Review Section is approximately 100 pages and contains information on:


Preliminary treatment Disinfection


Bar screens
Chlorine


Grit channels
UV

Primary treatment Sludge digestion

Secondary treatment
Anaerobic


Activated sludge
Aerobic


Ponds Sludge handling


Trickling filters Sludge disposal


RBC Laboratory procedures

Nitrogen removal
BOD

Phosphorus removal
Samples

Secondary Clarification California State Regulations

The True and False and Multiple Choice Sections each contain over 500 questions and answers covering wastewater treatment process and operations.

The Grade I/II Math Review and Formula Section includes over 500 problems with completed solutions.


Conversion problems Square clarifier problems


Time
Weir overflow rates


Length
Detention Time


Volume
Hydraulic loading

Flow problems
Solids loading


Rates Pound formula problems


Conversions
Magic

Distance problems
Other


Velocity RBC problems


Distance
Organic loading

Grit channel problems
Hydraulic loading


Cross sectional areas Volatile & nonvolatile solids


Velocities Activated sludge

Circular clarifier problems
Sludge age


Hydraulic loading
MCRT


Solids loading
F:M ratio


Detention times Chlorine problems


Weir overflow rates Q = A*V problems

The Grade III and IV/V review and Formula includes over 300 problems with completed solutions.


Pounds formula problems
Activated sludge


Magic

MCRT


Other

Sludge age

Clarifier problems

F:M ratio


Hydraulic loading
Digesters


Weir loading
Chlorine problems


Solids loading
Laboratory problems


Detention time

BOD

Trickling filter problems

Composite samples

RBC problems
Pump and power problems

Volatile and nonvalile solids
Pump down problems

The main difference in the Grade III and Grade IV/V math problems is the degree of difficulty.  The grade III problems require two to three steps to solve while the Grade IV/V problems require three to five steps to solve.

The Grade III and Grade IV/V Review Classes also contain an Essay Section.  The Grade III Essay Section contains 50 essay questions and the Grade IV/V contains 100 essay questions.

The Seminars will increase your probability of passing.  The Seminars will not replace your hard work and study.

Information for the Wastewater Treatment Certification Exam period of October 2000 to April 2001 is given below:

Grade # Exams Pass Pass Ratio, %
1 234 156 67
2 239 122 51
3 232 105 45
4 73 21 29
5 71 32 45

When reviewing the information it is important to remember the # Exams, Pass, and Pass Ratio include Operators who have taken the exam two, three, four, or more times.

Should you have and question or desire a Wastewater Treatmnet Operator Certification Review Seminar to be held in your area or facility please contact or e-mail me.




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