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Water Treatment

The Challenge of Water Treatment in the 21st Century

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

Rising scientists’ concerns about global water scarcity do not seem to be seriously considered.  Water pollutants and regulated substances are growing at a fast pace and the latest United Nations FAO reports estimate that by 2025 around three quarters of the world population will not have access to safe drinking water. On the other hand, there is the need for continuous supply of water of appropriate specifications to numerous applications in the process industries. The dire need for water treatment, in order to balance demand and supply and provide water that is fit-for-purpose, is therefore a must in our daily lives.   

This Water Treatment online training course will focus on existing and emerging water treatment techniques that are available and are used in a wide range of domestic and industrial applications. It will at the same time provide valuable information on those decision criteria that are needed in order to attain a sustainable balance between Financial, Health & Safety and Regulatory considerations. Specific reference will also be made to the recent pandemic and its interesting correlation with domestic sewage.

This AZTech online training course will feature:

  • Review of the basic terms and definitions of water quality
  • Key parameters in water chemistry and microbiology and their interpretation
  • Introduction to water pollution and categorization of pollutants
  • Description of water treatment techniques for different processes
  • Recent advances in water treatment

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Review their water needs and assess the suitability of the water resources available
  • Select and apply appropriate water treatment techniques
  • Develop suitable monitoring plans to assess the effectiveness of the chosen treatment technique
  • Carry out inspections to optimize the treatment regime and ensure on-going fitness for purpose
  • Develop a good understanding of the implications of water treatment to legal and regulatory requirements

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This AZTech online training course is suitable to a wide range of water treatment professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Project managers
  • Process and Plant engineers in the Water treatment sector  
  • Quality Assurance Departments of Waterboards and local Water Authorities
  • Official Regulatory Authorities (hygiene and health & safety inspectors)
  • Facility management companies’ personnel
  • Maintenance personnel in the Healthcare and Hospitality sectors

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech online training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes trainer-guided discussions between participants involving their personal experience. In addition, case studies and group exercises will further assist towards comprehending the core principles of water treatment.

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction to Water Quality

  • Global trends in water consumption and future projections – The Water Cycle
  • Introduction to water chemistry and microbiology
  • Water chemistry - Basic parameters and their interpretation
  • Water microbiology – Indicator organisms and the concept of water-borne and free-floating bacteria
  • Factors affecting bacterial growth in water systems – Biofouling and its role in water systems
  • Physical properties of water and their significance

Day Two: Introduction to Water Treatment

  • Water treatment – Terms and Definitions
  • Water pollution and main groups of water pollutants – Pollutants vs Contaminants
  • Effect of treatment techniques on chemical composition and microbiological quality
  • Biochemical water treatment - Biological oxidation/Aeration, biofilters
  • Physical treatment techniques (sedimentation, filtration, dissolved air flotation - DAF etc.)
  • The concept of Mobile Water Treatment (MWT) – applications and benefits

Day Three: Wastewater Treatment

  • Wastewater definition – types of wastewater 
  • Special considerations in the post COVID-19 era
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater
  • Advanced treatment techniques
  • Applications of treated wastewater including water reuse - Restrictions & Regulations
  • Special types of wastewater (e.g. landfill leachates) requiring more complex treatment

Day Four: Drinking Water Treatment

  • Review of international regulations and policies on drinking water quality
  • Continuous monitoring of water quality & Process optimisation
  • Typical treatment techniques applied in the production of drinking water
  • Drinking water storage & distribution networks - Maintenance & Risk appraisal
  • Hot & Cold water systems – Basic considerations for corrosion and scale inhibition
  • Case studies/Examples

 Day Five: Cooling Water Treatment and Evaporative Cooling Systems

  • Different forms of evaporative cooling systems
  • Feedwater treatment regimes – Softening and/or blending
  • Performance/Operation criteria for evaporative cooling systems
  • Health & Safety considerations for evaporative cooling systems
  • Legionellosis – Prevention & Control – Case studies
  • Legionellosis vs COVID-19 - Case studies and lessons learned during the pandemic

The Course Schedule

10:30 - 11:00


Welcome, Setup, Registration (Day 1 Only)

11:00 – 12:30


First Session

12:30 – 12:45


Break (15 minutes)

12:45 – 14:15


Second Session

14:15 – 14:30


Break (15 minutes)

14:30 – 16:00


Third Session

The Certificate

  • An AZTech e-Certificate for delegates who attend and complete the online training course


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