Biological stability of drinking water

New insight in treatment and distribution

Biological stability of drinking water is important to provide water that is microbiologically safe and pleasant to drink to the consumers. This is particularly relevant in drinking water distribution systems where water is delivered without maintaining a disinfectant residual, like in the Netherlands.

In this course, we will discuss the different aspects involved in biological stability of drinking water, at source, treatment, and distribution levels. Methods applied to evaluate biological stability will be described and their application addressed with examples from practice.

Experts from both academia and from water utilities will describe latest knowledge on critical parameters impacting biological stability.

Biologically stable drinking water

In this course, participants will learn about the following topics:

  • What is biological stability of drinking water?
  • What are the basic elements controlling microbial growth in drinking water?
  • What are methods to assess and study biological stability?
  • What are the factors influencing biological stability at source and treatment levels?
  • What are the factors influencing biological stability at  distribution level?

Meant for

Drinking water professionals, including project managers, advisors, process technologists, researchers concerned with water quality issues.

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  • Informatie
    Cursusleider(s): Mevr. Emmanuelle Prest (PWNT)
    Cursusdata: 15 en 16 maart 2022
    Dagindeling: dagcursus
    Locatie: Amsterdam
    goed bereikbaar met OV en auto
    Prijs: € 995,00 excl. btw
    Prijs is inclusief alle materialen en catering
    Roosterinformatie: 15 en 16 maart 2022, twee cursus dagen. Hele dagen vanaf 9:00 tot 17:00 uur.
    Dit programma wordt in het Engels gegeven.
  • Programma


    Day 1 - Introduction, methods and impact of water treatment

    • General introduction on Biological stability / course introduction
    • Overview of essential processes implied in biological stability
    • Methods to monitor and evaluate biological stability 1 - for detection of changes during water distribution
    • Methods to monitor and evaluate biological stability 2 - to evaluate biostability / predict change in microbiology
    • Impact water source and water treatment on biological stability
    • Exercises in groups on methods/case studies

    Day 2 - Processes in distribution systems and premises plumbing

    • Impact of temperature, residence time and residual disinfectant on microbial growth
    • Impact pipe material
    • Interaction between different phases (bulk water, sediment, biofilm)
    • Impact of hydraulics / sediment
    • Food chain in drinking water pipes
    • Aeromonas growth mechanism
    • Opportunistic pathogens / link with biostability / safet
    • Premises plumbing
    • Closing