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Course Description

This 6.5 contact hour course is delivered NLC LIVE Online.

Many water systems - both large and small - use membrane filtration to achieve high levels of treatment. Operators must understand the importance and impact of raw water quality, pre-treatment, and membrane cleaning processes on the membrane system performance. This workshop will review the basic principles of membrane filtration and the parameters that affect its operation.

What will be covered in this course:
1. Raw water quality and its impact on pre-treatment and on membrane selection
2. Pre-treatment
3. Membrane operation
4. Water quality analysis
5. System operation including backwash/flushing and clean-in-place procedures
6. System maintenance
7. Instrumentation/controls
8. Record keeping and review of MSDS sheets

Quizzes and group discussion are used to assess your learning at several points throughout the course.

This course is approved for 0.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for Alberta Water/Waste Water Operators.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

Tuition will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given 7 days before the course start date. If you are unable to attend your course, you may arrange for someone to take your place by contacting Continuing Education & Corporate Training at or 780-849-8623


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee Payment

Fee Payment: Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).