Membrane Operator Certification (MOC)

This four (4) module series is designed to educate membrane plant operators on the specifics of membrane applications and operations. Each Module includes a comprehensive examination that must be successfully completed.

Module 1 includes the basis of understanding membrane systems. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Membrane Processing
  • Pressure Driven Membranes
  • Vacuum Driven Membranes
  • Water Supplies
  • Water Chemistry
  • Chemical Dosing
  • Post Treatment
  • Pumps, Pipes, Valves
  • Instrumentation & Control

Module 2 includes detailed information regarding Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration systems. Topics include:

  • Pre-Treatment Chemicals
  • Pre-Treatment Filtration
  • Membrane Designs and Applications
  • Operating Membrane Systems
  • Data Collection and Normalization
  • Troubleshooting
  • Membrane Cleaning
  • Concentrate Disposal

Module 3 includes information regarding Low-Pressure Membrane Systems. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membranes
  • Pretreatment
  • Operating Membrane Systems
  • Data Collection and Normalization
  • Membrane Troubleshooting
  • Membrane Replacement of MF/UF Membranes
  • Membrane Cleaning

Module 4 includes information regarding Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) Systems. Topics include:

  • Wastewater Collection & Reclamation Basics
  • Biological Treatment Basics
  • Pretreatment
  • MBR Operations
  • Blowers
  • Data Collection and Normalization
  • Troubleshooting
  • Membrane Fouling and Cleaning
  • Disinfection: Water Reuse and Discharge
  • Solids Handling – Residuals Management


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