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Advanced Water Treatment and Re-use, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
The aim of the Advanced Water Treatment and Re-use short course from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is to provide an overview of both the theoretical and practical aspects of desalination, membrane technology, advanced oxidation processes, natural treatment systems, and water reuse.


The Advanced Water Treatment and Re-use short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  • Desalination Technologies - identify technologies for desalination - explain and compare membrane-based and thermal-based desalination - tell current capacity of desalination in the world
  • Softening And Ion Exchange - explain the basic principles of chemical softening and ion exchange.
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes - explain and identify advantages of various AOPs - design AOPs for removal of contaminants.
  • Water Reuse - assess potential applications of water reuse systems - define water reuse and describe various case studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure

The course's didactics include lectures, a laboratory session, workshops, design exercise, and a visit to a membrane water treatment plant. The lectures and workshops include computer presentation, and are of an interactive nature. During the design exercise, a computer aided design of a seawater reverse osmosis system is made using the program IMS RO Design (Hydranautics).

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Ultra- and microfiltration
  • Particulate fouling and pre-treatment
  • Bio-fouling and pre-treatment
  • Scaling and anti-scalants
  • Natural Treatment Systems
  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Water reuse
  • Technical visit to a UF/RO plant


The course specifically targets professionals in water treatment companies, consulting agencies, ministries, and equipment suppliers.


  • Maria Kennedy is Professor of Water Treatment Technology in UNESCO-IHE.
  • Sergio Salinas is Lecturer in Water Supply Engineering at IHE Delft
  • Dr. Saroj Sharma (Natural treatment systems and water reuse),
  • Dr. Joop Kruithof (Advanced oxidation processes).

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You should at least have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Delft

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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