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Online course Disinfection, Adsorption and Natural Processes for Water Treatment

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Certificate / Diploma Short course Delft

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Engineering
Course summary 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, etc.
Course description 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.
Study subjects The course is sub-divided into the following 6 topics:  Drinking water quality  Water collection and storage  Disinfection  Natural treatment systems  Adsorption  Activated carbon
Course objectives - Understand the principles of disinfection, drinking water quality, natural treatment systems, adsorption and activated carbon filtration processes. - Integrate theoretical principles of disinfection with practical aspects of evaluation of disinfection systems. - Prepare conceptual design of processes following the evaluation of water quality characteristics and the intended use of treated water
ECTS credits 5.00
Duration 18 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes individual assignment, laboratory work, lecture
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 work experience
  2. Relevant academic bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject from a recognised research university
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6
TOEFL internet based 87
TOEFL paper based 999
Professional experience required -
Duration 18 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
2 Sep 2019 2 Aug 2019 2 Aug 2019
7 Sep 2020 7 Aug 2020 7 Aug 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (PT)€ 1035€ 1035n.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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