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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Water Quality Specification

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This is a first course in understanding water and its treatment. What is Quality Water, What is the demand for Water, and What processes are available for treatment of water and contaminants.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Obtain and apply knowledge on water quality specifications
  • Develop preliminary plans for water resources and identify the courses and the quality of the water required for municipal, agricultural and industrial uses
  • Discuss the physical characteristics, properties and flow of water including laminar flow, tubular flow and etc.
  • Understand water, water contaminants and its importance in public health and environment

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Pre Test
  • Properties and Chemistry of Water
  • Sources of water
  • Hydrologic Cycle
  • Groundwater and its characteristics
  • Surface Waters & its characteristics
  • Sea Water and its characteristics
  • Treatment of Seawater
  • Rainfall and Meteoric Water and its characteristics
  • Water Uses and Demands
  • Industrial Water Uses - How we use water
  • Boilers
  • Cooling
  • Petroleum
  • Aluminum and Steel
  • Other industries
  • Agricultural uses and Crop Demands
  • Recreational Water Use
  • Public Health and Drinking
  • Water Quality and its specifications
  • Industrial Water Quality Needs
  • Agricultural Water Quality Needs
  • Municipal Water Quality Needs
  • Disinfection of water & why it’s important

Day 2

Physical Characteristics

  • Thermodynamic Properties
  • Chemical Properties
  • Physical Properties and Introduction to Hydrodynamics
  • The flow of water
  • Laminar Flow
  • Turbulent Flow
  • Important Parameters – the Dimensionless Numbers
  • Flow in Pipes
  • Open Channel Flows
  • Flow in pipes
  • Distribution Systems
  • Pumps and Pumping
  • Compressibility

Day 3

Water, Public Health and the Environment

  • Water Contaminants
  • Drinking Water Standards – US, EU, and UAE
  • Importance of Contaminants
  • Oils
  • Suspended Solids
  • Organic Matter
  • Human wastes
  • Industrial, Agricultural Contaminants
  • Industrial Contaminants
  • Agricultural Contaminants
  • CAFO’s and other industries
  • Wastewater and what’s in it
  • Storm water and its treatment
  • Municipal Sewage
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Agricultural Runoff
  • Impact on the Environment
  • Overview of Various Treatment Processes
  • Physical Chemical Treatment
  • Biological Treatment
  • Disinfection
  • Advanced Treatment
  • Water Reuse

Day 4

Details on How to Remove Contaminants

  • Oil Removal in Rivers, Oceans, and Effluents
  • Biological Treatment
  • Metals
  • Dissolved Organic Compounds
  • Precipitation
  • Filtration
  • Membrane Treatment
  • Disinfection and Oxidation

Day 5

Treatment of Sludge and Residuals

  • Landfill Contaminants
  • Municipal Sludge
  • Land Application
  • Composting
  • Incineration
  • Fertilizer Manufacture
  • Hazardous Wastes and Special Topics
  • Post Test

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for planners, engineers, scientists, biologists, and others interested in water resources, water use and the treatment and use of water.


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