Corrosion Management in Water Wastewater

Corrosion Technical Series

Corrosion Management in Water and Wastewater

November 2 - 3, 2021
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST each day (Lectures followed by Q&A)
Virtual (Zoom)

This two-day virtual short course focuses on corrosion detection and mitigation in the water/wastewater industry. The speakers will share problem-solving strategies, case studies and analytical data from the following perspectives: research and development, treatment systems, maintenance troubleshooting, inspection protocols and water technology methods.

According to the American Waterworks Association (AWWA) industry database, there is approximately 1,483,000 km of municipal water piping in the United States. This number is not exact, since most water utilities do not have complete records of their piping system. The sewer system consists of approximately 16,400 publicly owned treatment facilities releasing some 155-million-meter cube of wastewater per day (1995). The total annual direct cost of corrosion for the nation’s drinking water and sewer systems was estimated at $36.0 billion. This estimated statistic accounted for the costs of replacing aging infrastructure, corrosion inhibitors, internal mortar linings, and external coatings and cathodic protection.

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Course highlights

Factors influencing corrosion of materials in water systems are:

  • Water that can be corrosive to most metals
  • Pure water, without dissolved gases (e.g., oxygen, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide)
  • Temperature and corrosivity conditions
  • Blistering, delamination and pitting corrosion
  • Physical configuration of the system
  • Water chemistry
  • Presence of solids
  • Flow rate
  • Water temperature

Featured lecturers

  • Kat Coronado, AkzoNobel
  • Carl Reed, Independent Consultant (formerly of GPI Laboratories)
  • Paul Acosta, City of Tucson Water
  • Jessica Torrey, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Daryl Akioka, Monterey One Water

Learning objectives

  • Summarize the economic impact related to the cost of corrosion on the nation’s drinking water
  • Describe some of the strategies available for detecting and mitigating corrosion within the water/wastewater industry
  • Summarize how temperature and flow rate can impact corrosivity in water treatment assets
  • Identify how design can impact corrosivity
  • Recall proper inspection protocols related to water/wastewater infrastructure

Who should attend

This seminar is targeted for managers and technical experts in the water/wastewater industry seeking guidance on detecting and managing corrosion issues. This would include professionals associated with:

  • Water municipalities
  • Operators
  • Asset Owners
  • Service Companies
  • Third party consulting companies
  • Laboratories
  • Research Companies
  • Engineering & Design Specialty Companies

Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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2 Day Course

Program pricing

Advance registration: $294

Regular registration: $349