Course Description

Course Name

Water Treatment

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

12 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course aims to develop an understanding of potable water quality criteria.

Topics include Water treatment: objectives, processes and systems. Surface water characterization: aqueous equilibria, alkalinity, acidity, pH, buffer capacity and titration curves, log-species pH diagrams of the inorganic carbon system; pH control. Aqueous-gas phase equilibrium, conversion between concentration units, aqueous-solid phase interactions, calcium carbonate saturation, using the Modified Caldwell Lawrence Diagram for 2 and 3 phase equilibrium, changes of state with dosing and water stabilization.

36 lectures, 12 tutorials

DP requirements:
Test average > 2/3 of class average for the two class tests. Submission of all completed assignments in professional style by due date.

Two tests of 2 hours each. One 3 hour June examination. Tests count 13rd and exam counts 23rds of final mark. A minimum exam mark of 50% and a final mark =>50% is required to pass the course.

Course Entry Requirements: CEM1008F

*Course content subject to change