This course is designed to train operators the practical aspects of operating and maintaining industrial wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing safe practices and procedures. Information is presented on the importance and responsibilities of an industrial treatment plant operator, detailed safety procedures, regulations governing industrial wastes, sources of wastes, and methods for preventing and minimizing wastes at the source. Operators learn to operate and maintain flow measurement equipment, preliminary treatment processes (equalization, screening, and pH adjustment), physical-chemical treatment processes (coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation), pressure and gravity filters (including membrane filters), physical treatment processes (air stripping and carbon absorption), and processes for treatment of metal wastestreams. Operators will also learn to operate and maintain treatment plant instrumentation equipment and systems. This course focuses on actual operating procedures and teaches operators to analyze and solve operational problems.