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Engr. Lemuel Al D.

Fernandez
MECE - 1
Prof. Daisy Badilla, Ph.D.
Instructor

Environmental Engineering

Assignment No. 3

2. (a) Look for a free webinar (posted not earlier than 2012) on an environmental
management topic you are interested to know about or might be useful to you.
(b) Study it well and upload to our yahoo group on or before Jan. 10 (using the
appropriate folder) 3 important things you have learned about the topic. Kindly include
the reference (URL or website).
(c) Prepare or be ready for a quiz (Modified True or False - 25 statements) on Jan. 17.
a. Webinar Title :
Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
Prepared By : WTTRAINING.COM
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khs6SxIJYRE
Water and Wastewater Treatment Lecture
Prepared By : Dr. Nick Voulvoulis
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL3y1CWhirQ
b. Discussions:
In these webinars I had learned a lot of things in concern with the water and
wastewater treatment.
Learnings in Water and Wastewater treatment:
1. Water sources from rivers, sea, lakes, aquifers and even from our public
sewerage are waters that can be treated to become a clean , safe and
drinkable water.
2. The process of water treatment will varies from its source and its actual
condition. One of the most common water treatment will undergo processes
stated below.
2.1 Coagulation and Flocculation
Coagulation removes dirt and other particles suspended in water. Alum
and other chemicals are added to water to form tiny sticky particles called
"floc" which attract the dirt particles. The combined weight of the dirt and
the alum (floc) become heavy enough to sink to the bottom during
sedimentation.
2.2 Sedimentation
The heavy particles (floc) settle to the bottom and the clear water moves
to filtration.

Engr. Lemuel Al D. Fernandez


MECE - 1
Prof. Daisy Badilla, Ph.D.
Instructor

Environmental Engineering

Assignment No. 3

2.3 Filtration
The water passes through filters, some made of layers of sand, gravel,
and charcoal that help remove even smaller particles.
2.4 Disinfection
A small amount of chlorine is added or some other disinfection method is
used to kill any bacteria or microorganisms that may be in the water.
2.4 Storage
Water is placed in a closed tank or reservoir in order for disinfection to
take place. The water then flows through pipes to homes and businesses
in the community.

3. These water will undergo both physical and chemical test before human
consumption.

In Philippines and specifically in Cebu City, the overall water provider is Metropolitan
Cebu Water District (MCWD). MCWD follow all those water treatment standards and
secure that the water they supplied in every home in the city is drinkable yet most of us
do not use this water for drinking. One of the problem I had observe is that even
MCWD provided the safe and clean water, piping may leaked that may cause
microorganisms to enter. These microorganism may cause the water to become
polluted and could harm humans.