ACPA Water and Wastewater Treatment Course - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta is pleased to offer a one-day course on water & wastewater treatment.

Course Description

Basic application of water, water quality, water chemistry and laboratory measurement methods are discussed. Further water and wastewater treatment terms and methods such as sedimentation, coagulation, filtration and ion exchange will be reviewed. Specifically, water and wastewater issues for the oil and gas industry will be addressed. Some examples are flow back water and produced water.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts including water quality and evaluation methods; turbidity, color, hardness, alkalinity, solids in water and wastewater (TS, TVS, TSS, VSS, TDS, VDS, FDS), and organic aggregate measures (BOD, COD, TOD)
  • Define water treatment terms such as colloids, coagulation, flocculation, precipitation, ion exchange, membranes, carbon adsorption, chlorination, disinfection, softening, re-carbonation and sludge
  • Recognize different stages of water and wastewater treatment known as primary (mainly physical), secondary (biological) and tertiary (physical-chemical) treatment methods
  • Understand characteristics and source of flow-back and produced water in oil and gas industry
  • Be familiar with produced and flow-back wastewater treatment methods

Who Should Attend

This one-day course provides an overview and basic understanding of water and wastewater treatment.  If you are working in water and wastewater related industry as a chemist, technologist, manager, engineer or simply are interested in the subject matter this course is recommended for you.  Please note that there is no prerequisite required. Course materials will be provided. 

Sponsorship opportunities available, download information sheet below for more information.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018
08:00 AM- 16:30 PM
Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre
Edmonton, Alberta


Registration fees (includes continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks):

Early-bird registration (received by May 16, 2018)

  • One day course – $285 for ACPA members, $335 for non-members

Regular registration (received after May 16, 2018, and before May 28, 2018)

  • One day course – $335 for ACPA member, $385 for non-members

Student registration (received before May 28, 2018)

  • One day course – $75

To register online, log in to your account at the top right-hand corner of this web page, hover over Member Menu and click on Event Registration and follow the instructions from there. 

If you are not an ACPA member, you can create an account and use it to register online as per the instructions above. If you have questions, call the ACPA office at 1 (780) 413-0004.

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