Water Treatment Processes and Plants

This course offers participants the opportunity to creatively apply their knowledge and experience in water quality and water treatment methods. 

For whom?

Young professionals dealing with drinking water treatment plants, who are mainly employed in water authorities or consulting companies. Staff involved in education and training in the drinking water sector will also benefit from this course. The programme is particularly advised for specialists from developing and newly industrialised countries. 

Course content

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Water Treatment Processes and Plants: Raw water and drinking water quality aspects. Conventional treatment processes for groundwater and surface water. Introduction to process, plant and plant-site design.
  • Process modelling: Identification of model structure and parameters; integrated hydraulic, water quality models; use of the Stimela model for the design of drinking water plants.
  • Design exercise: Identification of water resources, comparison and evaluation of various treatment methods and processes for ground and surface water, calculation water demand, process design, calculation achieved drinking water quality, calculation of cost, engineering details.
  • Operation & Maintenance of Water Treatment Plants: Importance of adequate O&M, O&M of individual units, equipment and plants, trouble shooting, organising O&M, safety aspects, cost of O&M, O&M at plants in rural areas.
  • Process and Quality Control: Basics of process and quality control, water quality control during all steps of water supply system, integral quality control, organisation and cost of quality control.
  • Rehabilitation of Water Treatment Plants: Reasons for rehabilitation, execution of plant performance studies, proposals for process and plant improvement.



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