After completion of the course the student should be able to
Identify suitable fresh water source/sources for municipal and industrial use
Suggest treatment methods for fresh water extracted from groundwater and surface water sources: lakes, rivers or harvested rain water
Design a typical municipal treatment plant for drinking water supply as a flow sheet
Understand the basic principles of pipe networks with at least two sources and several loads
Design a network for drinking water distribution system for municipalities: Suggest sustainable expansion of the existing system and increased future demands
Understand the rationale of the EU Drinking water Directive
Decision making: which of the surface water sources i.e., harvested rain water, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater should be exploited for fresh water intake for drinking purposes and industrial use and various methods of treatment. Emphasis on description of desalination process, membrane and ion filters. Flow-Charts for a typical municipal treatment plant. Design of pipe networks having one or more sources and several loads and estimation of pipe size (dimensionering) for a designed flow at a designed pressure for drinking water. Overview of the EU Water Frame Directive.
Lectures, lessons and computer exercises.
Written examination with problems and theory questions at the end of the course.