Zobia Jawed, B.Sc., M.Eng, PhD Candidate
Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Confident, Cheerful, Dynamic, Organized, Knowledgeable, Passionate
Zobia has a Honour Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Biology and Masters in Environmental Engineering (specialization water/wastewater treatment, water resources management). She is in the final semester of her PhD studies at McMaster University where her research focuses on development of decision-support system to effectively manage contaminated sites in North America.
Zobia has over 15 years of professional environmental experience working in various capacities at consulting, provincial government, academic, laboratory and hospital settings. Zobia has demonstrated knowledge and understanding in laboratory methods as well as engineering theories, principles, and designs related to water and wastewater treatment. More recently, she has taken a new role as a Manager of Technical Services-Programs and Innovations at World Water Operator Training Inc. (WWOTC), Canada. She has also been a key resource in the recent addition of “wastewater plant simulator technology” applications in many different courses.
Zobia is also a Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Mohawk College and actively teaching advanced courses and labs in sampling and analysis, water/wastewater treatment, chemistry, environmental science, environmental regulations, solid waste management, and air pollution/climate change. She is also a partner of a consulting firm, Enviro Consulting and Solutions, which provides professional services in the area of environmental science and engineering.
Zobia’s dynamic personality and understanding of what makes a good instructor will be a huge asset in our classes. She is energetic, well-spoken and passionate about working with students. We are happy to have her on our team.
In order to achieve the objectives of wastewater treatment, it is essential for plant operators to understand the biological processes and organisms involved in wastewater treatment to ensure that the presence of an adequate, active, and appropriate population of bacteria is present in each process. This course provides the basics of microbiology
with an understanding of bacterial groups and key process control options to optimize the treatment process. Troubleshooting methods are highlighted with the goal of effluent optimization.
What will be covered?
Bacterial: Characteristics, composition, structure, nutritional requirements, environmental conditions for metabolism and growth, metabolic pathways and growth patterns
Learn the differences between pathogens and coliforms
Bacterial groups and microorganism identification
Bacterial sampling and observe laboratory analytical tests and techniques
Microscope usage and slide preparation
|Time lines||Description||Contact Hours|
|7:30 – 8:30||Bacterial: Characteristics, composition, structure, nutritional requirements, environmental conditions for metabolism and growth, metabolic pathways and growth patterns
|8:30 – 9:30||Learn the differences between pathogens and coliforms||1.0|
|9:30 – 9:45||
|9:45 – 11:00||Bacterial groups and microorganism identification||1.15|
|11– 12:00||Training Mode of Simulator||1.0|
|12:00 – 12:30||
|12:30 – 1:00||Bacterial sampling and observe laboratory analytical tests and techniques
|1:00-1:30||Microscope usage and slide preparation||0.30|
|1:30-2:45||Using Microscope to identify microorganisms in wastewater activated sludge||1.15|
|3:00-4:30||Testing Mode Simulator||1.30|
|Total Instruction/Contact Time:||8.0|