Experimental laboratory methods and techniques have matured to the degree that they have become accepted as reliable tools in wastewater treatment research and practice. For sector professionals, especially the new generation of young scientists and engineers entering the wastewater treatment profession, the quantity, complexity and diversity of these methods can be overwhelming and, for many, the access to advanced level laboratory courses in wastewater treatment is not readily available. Moreover, the information on innovative experimental methods is scattered across scientific literature. These online courses seek to address these deficiencies. They assemble and integrate the innovative experimental methods developed by research groups and practitioners around the world and broadly applied in wastewater treatment research and practice.
The syllabus is designed to fit the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, laboratory staff, plant operators, consultants, and other sector professionals.
To explain the main steps in design and execution of experimental methods in wastewater treatment.
To critically analise data from experimental methods.
Course materials are prepared by Carlos Lopez Vasquez. Department of Sanitairy Engineering, IHE Delft Institute for water education.
The online course series consists of seven independent but complementary self-contained courses which can be individually studied in random order because no knowledge of a course is required to undertake another course of the series. This course material is provided as Open Courseware without support and interaction with lecturers. For full lectures and support from lecturers, please register online for the related short course: Experimental methods in Wastewater treatment