In this course, we will look at all of the micro-organisms of interest to the Water professional. This course was developed for the drinking water treatment & distribution operator, lab technician, engineering professional, manager & director, politician, maintenance and SCADA technician, constructor/contractor, regulator/inspector or anyone who works within the drinking water industry. Even wastewater Treatment and collection personnel will gain valuable knowledge from this course.We’ll start with an overview of threats, mitigation and contamination history then proceed with a brief refresher of chemistry and biology. This overview will provide a truncated, fat trimmed, Coles notes version of both of these imminence subjects. You’ll wish you had these overviews in high school and college. We go from the origin of the elements, through the structure of atoms, winding around a scientific view of water, dipping into acids and bases before coming up into a summation and introduction to organic chemistry. Understanding the rules and properties of inanimate stuff will help us understand the study of the animate stuff. This leads us into the subject of biology where we start at an explanation of evolution and wind through the classification and naming structure of biology while we fly over cell types and land with a summation of the energy or spark of life.We’ll learn about bacteria, what they are, how they feed, reproduce and how they make us sick. We’ll gain an understanding of how they are named, what shapes they come in and how we analyse for them. Before leaving the focused view of bacteria, we’ll review a number of specific species and groups, 15 in total. These will include: E.coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Cholera as well as groups like iron bacteria and the nitrifiers.From bacteria, we move into viruses, protozoa and algae. Following an introduction we will look at each microb of interest to the drinking water industry within that group. We’ll cover proper sampling techniques, the process of how various types of Microbiological tests are conducted and a whole lot more. Take a look at the truncated tables of contents below. All the information in this course is in layman’s terms. We’re not going to teach the internal structures of cells or make you memorize long words or dates you’ll never use again. You will be provided pure, usable information with no (or at least very little) fluff.For your Due Diligence, for your knowledge in your chosen profession, for the safety of our communities, every employee in the service of the public water supply needs to know what this course teaches. Whether you’re an operator of 30yrs experience or 3 months, we guarantee you will learn things you never knew but need to know.Director Approved in Ontario (1.8 CEU’s) - Course Code 14376
Legal DisclaimerZoomIntroduction to e-TrainingQuizzes• Quizzes are Open Book• Quiz Questions and LayoutToolbarLegendCheatingA Look at Memory RetentionDon’t Skip this!ConclusionIntroduction to Microbiology for Water OperationsPlanktonic AlgaeFilamentous AlgaeWhat Were Going to CoverA Brief History of Water ContaminationMulti-Barrier ParadigmA Discussion on RiskInfrastructure RisksA Few Key PointsIntroduction to ChemistryAtoms and MoleculesPeriodic Table of the ElementsAtomic StructureValance ElectronsFour Atomic Bonds1 - Ionic bonding 2 - Covalent bonding3 - Polar Bonding4 - Hydrogen Bonding
Structure of H2OThe Unique Properties of Water1 - Density of Water2 - Phases of Water and the Triple Point3 - Light & Sound & Electromagnetic Absorption4 - Specific Heat Capacity & Heat of Vaporization5 - Surface Tension and Capillary ActionAcids, Bases and pHpH = -log[H+]BuffersConjugate Acid-Base PairsOrganic Chemistry - A Brief Introduction1 - Hydrocarbons2 - Functional Groups3 - Nomenclature & Structural Drawings4 - Lipids (aka Fats)Introduction to BiologyWhat is Life?Evolution - What is it?Classification of Life - TaxonomyTwo Empire SystemYOU are a Eukaryote!Prokaryote vs EukaryoteTwo Empire System of ClassificationThree Domains of Life1 - Archaea2 - Bacteria3 - EukaryotesThree Domain System of ClassificationCellular EnergyATP - ADP
Microbiology for Water Operations
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Course Developed and Delivered by Vaughan MartinThis course has met the requirements under O. Reg. 128/04 as Director Approved Continuing Education.