Online Course on Disinfection, Adsorption and Natural Processes for Water Treatment

This online course will encompass drinking water quality guidelines and regulations, the effect of water collection and storage on self-purification, algae in water treatment, disinfection processes, including natural treatment systems, and finally, adsorption and activated carbon.

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For whom?

The course is designed for water and wastewater treatment professionals and urban water cycle specialists. Post graduate students in civil and environmental engineering, specialists form governmental non-governmental organizations are encouraged to join.

The online course consists of video lectures, handouts and power point presentations that will guide participants through the theory; video demonstration of laboratory courses will be used for illustrating the experiments to the students.

Students complete the course in a period of about 4 months (16 weeks) with a workload of 132 hours. A student is expected to spend about 8 hours per week on average through reading, discussion and assignments.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 02 September 2019
End: 10 January 2020
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 01 September 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 896

Start: 07 September 2020
End: 15 January 2021
Deadline IHE application: 06 September 2020 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 1035

VAT is not included in the course fee

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. ? Explain the principles of disinfection, drinking water quality, natural treatment systems, adsorption and activated carbon filtration processes;
  2. ? Integrate theoretical principles of disinfection with practical aspects of evaluation of disinfection systems;
  3. ? Prepare conceptual design of appropriate processes depending on the nature of impurities to be removed and the intended use of the treated water.

Course content

The objective of the course is to provide participants with basic knowledge on specific aspects of selected treatment processes applied in surface water treatment. The course will encompass drinking water quality guidelines and regulations, the effect of water collection and storage on self-purification, algae in water treatment, disinfection processes, including natural treatment systems, and finally, adsorption and activated carbon. After completion of the online course, the students will be able to explain theoretical principles, integrate practice and theory and prepare conceptual designs of the aforementioned processes.

The course is sub-divided into the following 6 topics:

  • Drinking water quality
  • Water collection and storage
  • Disinfection
  • Natural treatment systems
  • Adsorption
  • Activated carbon

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