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Introduction to Drinking Water Treatment, Certificate

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This course focuses on conventional technologies for drinking water treatment. Unit processes, involved in the treatment chain, are discussed as well as the physical, chemical and biological processes involved. The emphasis is on the effect of treatment on water quality and the dimensions of the unit processes in the treatment chain. After the course one should be able to recognize the process units, describe their function, and make basic calculations for a preliminary design of a drinking water treatment plant.
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What you'll learn

  • Recognize the process units in urban water services, focusing on basic drinking water technologies.
  • Describe the function of these process units.
  • Describe the physical and chemical processes involved.
  • Make simple design calculations on drinking water treatment plants.


The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Netherlands License.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Course Length: Self-paced Estimated Effort: 6 - 8 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Only feedback on assignments and exams
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to drinking water treatment.
  • Water quality.
  • Groundwater treatment.
  • Surface water treatment.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

This is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that runs on edX. High school level of mathematics and chemistry is recommended.

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