The Science of Disinfection - Course 5070

The Science of Disinfection

  • CEUs: .8
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04191020: CEUs 0.8 DW WW DS
  • FBPE Provider #: 0004021: 8 CEHs
  • Time of Class: 8am-5pm
Coordinator Stephanie West     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3877

In this course the student will learn about the properties of chlorine and its uses through history, the various forms of chlorine used today, how to calculate dosage of chlorine, chlorine by-products, alternatives to chlorine like ozone, peroxide, UV light and chlorine dioxide; how to calibrate and use chlorine residual meters plus safety and regulations.  Demonstrations are provided on calibration of the meters and how to measure the strength of sodium hypochlorite solutions.  This course is intended for anyone who uses chlorine or its alternatives for disinfection including, but not limited to, drinking water operators, wastewater treatment operators, supervisors, managers, and any utility workers involved in the use of a disinfectant.

What Our Students Are Saying About This Course:

"The instructor does a great job, he is down to earth with the operators and he always has good updated materials."

"Discussion on break-point chlorination was excellent."

"I liked the detail of the chlorine reaction to water & wastewater."

"The instructor was able to apply concepts in an understandable way."

Course Instructor: Ron Trygar, CET

Ron is the Senior Training Specialist for Water and Wastewater programs at the University of Florida TREEO Center.  Previously he was the Wastewater Process Control Specialist at Hillsborough County Public Utilities in Tampa FL.  He has worked in the wastewater industry for more than thirty years in a variety of locations and positions. Ron became a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in 1998 and has since provided training for associations and regulatory agencies such as FDEP; FW&PCOA Short Schools; USABlueBook; FWEA sponsored training events and local school environmental programs. Working alongside the FDEP Northeast District, Ron helped begin the FRWA/FDEP joint operator certification review classes that are still given around the state today.  Ron holds a Florida class A wastewater treatment operator’s license and a Florida class B drinking water operator’s license.









8:00am – 8:30am           Welcome and Introductions
8:30am – 9:15am           Chlorine use history, properties of chlorine
9:15am – 9:30am           Break
9:30am – 10:50am         How does chlorine disinfect?, typical uses of chlorine, dosing chlorine, setting feed pumps, chloramination, calcium and sodium hypochlorite
10:50am – 11:00am       Break
11:00am – 12 noon        Alternative disinfectants
12 noon                          Lunch-not provided
1:00pm - 2:15pm            Hand-on demonstrations: calibrating and using chlorine meters, measuring sodium hypochlorite strength
2:15p -2:30 pm               Break
2:30pm- 5:00pm             Chlorine byproducts, regulations and safety