Natural organic matter (NOM or DOC: Dissolved Organic Carbon) concentrations gradually increase in surface water and interfere with treatment processes. In this international course you will learn about the latest developments and innovations in NOM characterisation and removal.
Innovative NOM removal processes are currently being demonstrated in North Sea region (the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and France), in the DOC2C's research project (doc2cs.com), like fluidized or suspended ion exchange and in-line coagulation. The insights of these projects are shared with you by those who worked on the projects.
We will also look into the treatment (and re-use) of brine from the ion exchange processes. The course will offer room for and promotes interactive discussion and will be combined with feasibility studies for full-scale application and a visit to Aquatech (both optional).
In this course you will learn:
This course is targeting scientists, engineers, decision makers concerning drinking water treatment in the North Sea region.
|The program will be taught in English.|
Day 1 - location Delft University of Technology
NOM in water, characteristics, including complexation, and analyses
Interference of NOM with water treatment processes
Removal of NOM through coagulation
Removal of NOM by ion exchange
NOM separation from Brine
Workshop working on a design
Day 2 - location Delft University of Technology
Continuation of the workshop
Pitching the results and discussion
Visit Aquatech (transportation to and from Amsterdam is arranged)
Day 3 (optional) - location PWNT Andijk
DOC removal by ion exchange: Feasibility of ion exchange with coagulation for DOC removal at De Blankaart, Belgium
DOC removal by coagulation: Feasibility of in-line coagulation for DOC removal at Andijk III WTW, the Netherlands
DOC removal impact on membrane performance: Feasibility of ceramic membrane filtration with optimized DOC removal at the Mayflower WTW, United Kingdom
DOC removal impact on downstream processes (like advanced oxidation processes; AOP): Feasibility of UV/AOP with optimized DOC removal at the Andijk III WTW, the Netherlands
Feasibility of DOC-laden ion exchange brine treatment at the Andijk III WTW, the Netherlands