Building Maintenance Training

Water Treatment

Water Treatment Courses

Building Maintenance Training

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Water treatment affects our everyday lives, from the water we drink to the sewage we flush, from the wash water we discharge to the cooling water used in manufacturing and in buildings. This interactive online course will cover the basics of water treatment in large buildings and is directed toward the building manager or technician. Operation of cooling towers and boilers will be discussed, along with control of scaling, fouling, pH and bacteria that can lead to Legionnaires’ disease.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the steps in maintaining proper water treatment
  • Define terms related to water treatment
  • Recognize what causes slime and scale, and the impact they have in a water system
  • Identify and recognize the conditions that contribute to the development and growth of Legionella pneumophila
  • Differentiate between open loop and closed loop water systems

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Over 90 percent of Legionnaires’ disease cases are caused by Legionella pneumophilia, which is a harmful bacteria sometimes found in cooling water systems. Water treatment affects all of our everyday lives, from the water we drink to the sewage we flush, from the wash water we discharge to the cooling water used in manufacturing and in buildings. This interactive online course will cover intermediate water treatment in large buildings, and is directed toward the building manager or technician. Operation and maintenance of cooling towers and boilers will be discussed, along with control of water chemistry, dissolved oxygen, solids and bacteria that can lead to scaling, corrosion and fouling of water treatment systems, along with exposure to Legionnaires’ disease.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of oxygen scavengers on microbial growth.
  • Describe ASHRAE 188 and how it relates to Legionella.
  • Explain how to monitor system water quality
  • Differentiate between open-loop and closed-loop water systems.
  • Describe best practices to ensure cooling tower efficiency.