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Old 11-22-2011, 11:57 PM
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Hey guys,

I teach a waste water treatment and pollution control course at Chemical Engineering UBC, which covers everything you'd ever need to know should you want to build a water treatment plant. The neat thing is, everything we do in this hobby such as carbon dosing (ie. biological substrate reduction), skimmers (ie. dissolved oxygen floatation), pH control and so on, are all part of the curriculum (albeit at a different scale).

I was wondering, would anyone be interested in me re-working my course material to have a focus on reef keeping and go through the technical aspects of the various methods and equipment we use to keep our systems clean? This would be of interest to DIY guys or people looking to optimize their designs.

It would realistically take me a couple months to put the material together but I'm willing to do it if there are enough people interested in me doing so.

Let me know if you are interested in this or if there was something in particular you'd want to learn about, or just vote 'no'.

Oh, and for the record, this would be free (the course is normally $550)

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Old 11-23-2011, 12:40 AM
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yes, I would be interested...
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:49 AM
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Definitely, if in the evening, and centrally located.

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Old 11-23-2011, 12:54 AM
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So are you building a secondary treatment pond in your backyard?
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:56 AM
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Yup, I'd be interested for sure
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:00 AM
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I should also add I'll do this online for all the people not local.

And Anthony, if it keeps raining like this my yard is going to turn into a pond for sure.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:06 AM
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I would be interested in something like that, online of course. I guess it would depend on the delivery method for online.
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That sounds like some thing that I definitely would be interested in.
Thanks. Will tag on for further info.
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I would also be interested in the online version. Thanks.

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Hey guys,

which covers everything you'd ever need to know should you want to build a water treatment plant.
Why on earth would you want to do that??

I spent countless hours in the treatment plant in Kelowna, you could taste the waste days after leaving! blech!!
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