School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Water Supply and Treatment

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Please submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

The course provides a conceptual understanding of the legal, health, and technical aspects of treating water for drinking and industrial purposes.

You'll also be introduced to the principles involved in the design and selection of unit processes for a water treatment plant.

Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Water Supply and Treatment accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Objectives and Outline

Water Supply and Treatment

Course Objectives

You'll have an understanding of:

  • the fundamental scientific concepts and detailed technical know-how of the technologies required for water supply and treatment for drinking and industrial purposes
  • the legal and health issues associated with water supply
  • the principles involved in the design and selection of appropriate unit processes in any given context

You'll be able to:

  • estimate water demand
  • determine free chlorine residuals for break-point chlorination and the kinetics of pathogen kill
  • select and design appropriate water treatment unit processes
  • calculate design specifications for unit processes to remediate water of a particular quality to a particular standard
  • clearly present designs and design information

Course Outline

  • Introduction to water quality and health.
  • Water demand and supply.
  • Raw water quality and pretreatment.
  • Groundwater quality.
  • Water treatment processes.
  • Coagulation and flocculation.
  • Clarification.
  • Filtration.
  • Membrane processes.
  • Activated carbon.
  • Biological treatment processes.
  • Pathogen removal.
  • Disinfection chemistry and kinetics.
  • Chemical disinfection and oxidative processes.
  • Photo and phochemical disinfection processes.
  • Fluoridation.
  • Water stability.
  • Water treatment plant design.
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Water Supply and Treatment accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Please submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Water Supply and Treatment

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8103) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Optional laboratory sessions

The lecture/tutorial elements of the course take place in the mornings with three optional laboratory sessions in the afternoons covering the topics of Breakpoint chlorination, coagulations through the use of jar tests and examining disinfection using membrane filtration. The practical sessions in the lab will involve the production of a lab report including the calculation of disinfection kinetics.

Presenters

Water Supply and Treatment

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Water Supply and Treatment

Fees

  • Water Supply and Treatment
    • £1125
      • We hope to offer CPD delegates the option of attending laboratory sessions, but can only confirm this when capacity is known. This optional element of the course attracts an additional fee of £150.

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).