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Water Treatment Processes and Plants Design

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Engineering
Course summary This course provides the tools for design, operation and control of a water treatment plant for both conventional surface water treatment and groundwater treatment.
Course description 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, prop
Study subjects This course provides the tools for design, operation and control of a water treatment plant for both conventional surface water treatment and groundwater treatment.
Course objectives Upon completion of the module, participants will be able to: - to creatively apply (gained) knowledge and experience regarding water quality and conventional treatment methods in design and engineering, operation & maintenance and rehabilitation of conventional water treatment processes and plants. - to critically analyse water quality data and to select the most attractive raw water resource - to design and engineer a water treatment plant (conventional and advanced water treatment plants for b
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 3 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes computer exercise, computer modeling, excursion, group assignment, laboratory work, lecture, workshop
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department IHE Delft
Information about the institution IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and the only institution in the UN system to confer accredited MSc degrees and promote PhDs. It offers degree programmes, short courses, online courses and tailor-made training. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. More than 175 PhD candidates were promoted. IHE Delft is at the centre of a vast international network of water related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organizations, scientific and professional associations and other members of the international water community. The Institute runs a substantial number of joint MSc programmes implemented in partnership with universities around the globe. These joint programmes combine the strengths of the collaborating institutions and deliver either multiple degrees or a joint degree.


Admission requirements
  1. Several years of relevant working experience.
  2. Relevant wo bachelor (academic bachelor): BSc degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field from a recognised university.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
8 Jun 2020 8 May 2020 8 May 2020
7 Jun 2021 7 May 2021 7 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2910€ 2910n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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