Water Treatment


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Describe different water bodies in the society and its surroundings and their interaction with atmosphere
  • Describe natural and antropogenic pollutants, their origin and some ways to eliminate them
  • Explain which chemical compounds are normally present in groundwater, surface water, sea water, brine and at which levels based on original water and weathering processes
  • Describe a normal Danish drinking water treatment system and a Danish waste water treatment system


  • Select a methodology from an array of advanced oxidative and reductive processes that separately or in common can solve a given recalcitrant water pollution problem
  • Select unit operations and purification methods for produced water and other industrial water types


  • Use proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation within water treatment technology

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, laboratory testsĀ and cases

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examWater Treatment
Type of exam
Oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeknisk vandbehandling
Module codeK-KT-K2-9
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science