Water Treatment (300IGC030)

Basic Information

Text book

  • Water Purification, A. Romero, 2nd Edition, 2006.

Supplemental materials

  • Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, Metcalf & Eddy Inc., 2003.
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering: Water purification and Wastewater Treatment and Disposal, G. M. Fair, J. C. Geyer, D. A. Okun, 1999.
  • Wastewater: Theory and Design Pprinciples, A. Romero, 1999.
  • The Nalco Water Handbook, 1989.
  • Technical Regulations of Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation, RAS/2000, Ministry of Economic Development of Colombia, 2000.

Specific course information

This course presents the processes for the treatment of drinking water and wastewater. Physical, chemical and biological processes, such as coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection of drinking water are presented, as well as primary and secondary wastewater treatments. Students will acquire skills to design water treatment plants, according to technical standards defined in the Colombian code requirements of drinking water and sanitation. The course includes laboratory practice in the main physical, chemical and biological water treatment processes.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the properties and characteristics of surface and ground water available for treatment and supply.
  • To design processes of water treatment for purification, according to Colombian standards.
  • To design conventional treatment plants for water purification.
  • To identify the properties and characteristics of wastewater and liquid discharges.
  • To identify and differentiate the physical, chemical and biological methods for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater according to Colombian standards.
  • To perform environmental management to a water treatment plant of a municipality, using the concepts of environmental management and quality management.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 3 2 2 1 2 2 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Overview of water treatment systems.
  • Characterization of water: physical, chemical and biological properties.
  • Theory of discrete sedimentation.
  • Grit chamber design.
  • Coagulation theory.
  • Design of structures rapid mixing.
  • Flocculation theory.
  • Flocculator design.
  • Flocculating sedimentation
  • Sedimentation tank design.
  • Filtration theory.
  • Design of filters.
  • Disinfection theory.
  • Sewage characterization: types of wastewater; physical, chemical and biological properties; quality standards for liquid discharges.
  • Pre-treatment of wastewater: grates, grit chamber, grease traps.
  • Primary Wastewater Treatment: physical - chemical processes, coagulation, sedimentation, flottion, filtration.
  • Secondary Wastewater treatment: biological processes, activated sludge, oxidation ponds, bioreactors.
  • Tertiary Wastewater Treatment: advanced or specific processes.
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