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Nitrogen Training Modules

This training material was developed to bring low cost operational tools to wastewater treatment facility operators to enable them to evaluate and optimize nitrogen removal at their treatment facilities.

The training program consists of five modules which include the following subject areas:

  • Forms of Nitrogen,
  • Water Quality Impacts,
  • Nitrogen in Wastewater,
  • Nitrification Fundamentals,
  • Denitrification Fundamentals,
  • Operating Strategies for Nitrification,
  • Operating Strategies for Denitrification,
  • Plant Evaluations,
  • Troubleshooting,
  • Fixed Film Operating Strategies, and
  • Optimizing Fixed Film Plants

Select modules from the right navigation bar for self training modules on nitrogen removal.

Module 1: Forms of Nitrogen, Nitrogen Transformations, Nitrogen in Surface Waters, Water Quality Impacts of Nitrogen Discharges, Nitrogen in Wastewater

Module 2: Nitrification Fundamentals, Denitrification Fundamentals, Operating Strategies for Nitrification, Operating Strategies for Denitrification

Module 3: Case Studies, Overall Plant Evaluation Procedures, Operating and Troubleshooting Biological Nitrogen Removal Facilities

Module 4: Fixed Film Operational Strategies

Module 5: Optimization of Fixed Film Performance