The Bulk Water System Optimisation (BWSO) course covers the whole water cycle spectrum from raw water source quality, fit-for-purpose water treatment processes, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment processes as well as desalination technology for water reuse and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) requirements.
Course topics covered are:
Day 1: Potable Water Treatment Processes
- Types of source water – fresh, ground, desalinated or reused water
- Typical water quality and contaminants of concern (CEC)
- Origin and impact of Eutrophication
- Fundamental water chemistry
- Drinking water standards
- Drinking water consumption demand benchmarks
- Management of water losses and leak detection
- Water treatment unit processes – coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection
Day 2: Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes
- Wastewater characteristics – COD, ammonia, phosphorus, etc.
- Biological wastewater treatment processes (WWTP) – biological nutrient removal (BNR)
- WWTP energy efficiency improvement – reducing oxygen demand
- Power generation to achieve Energy Net-Zero
- Wastewater treatment unit processes
- Alternative treatment processes and resource recovery from wastewater
The course aims at providing the attendees with the following:
- A fundamental knowledge of the processes employed in potable water treatment plants.
- Knowledge of water chemistry and the standards applicable to potable water in South Africa.
- Opportunities for optimization in these processes, upgrading, improving, and expanding capacity of these plants.
- Fundamental knowledge of water treatment processes employed.
- Opportunities to improve the system efficiency and case studies of where technologies have been implemented.
All NCPC-SA courses are accredited by ECSA and CPD letters will be issued to candidates that attend all sessions of a particular course. Attendance will be monitored via the video function of the on-line training platform.
Candidates will have an option to write a test at the end of the training. The test is not compulsory, however, NCPC-SA certificates of competence will only be issued to candidates who pass the test with a minimum score of 70%.