Water Treatment

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Water Treatment

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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 Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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