This course will introduce you to the basic principles of water treatment from source abstraction, impurities in water, physical and chemical methods involved in water treatment to remove the impurities, and associated flow processes in the treatment.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 28 May 2024
    • 25 Jun 2024
  • DurationHalf day (09:00 am - 12:30 pm)
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£185 Concessions available

Course structure

This short course is delivered via an online lecture session.

What you will learn

What you will learn:

  • Examine the nature of impurities in waters, their concentrations and significance,
  • Explain the basic principles of water treatment processes,
  • Select appropriate processes, depending on the nature of the impurities to be removed.

Core content

  • Classification significance and concentration ranges of impurities in water including: suspended and dissolved solids, organic and inorganic compounds, trace contaminants, pathogens,
  • Physical methods for removing particulates: clarification, filtration,
  • Chemical dosing, including precipitation; coagulation and flocculation; disinfection and chemical oxidation,
  • Examples of flow sheets and unit operations in treatment plants.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for engineers, scientists, programme managers, development workers and other professionals that want to obtain or increase knowledge on applied aspects of water treatment principles.


20% Cranfield alumni 
10% On multiple bookings when booking 3 or more delegates at one time

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