University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This course aims to develop an understanding of potable water quality criteria.
Topics include Water treatment: objectives, processes and systems. Surface water characterization: aqueous equilibria, alkalinity, acidity, pH, buffer capacity and titration curves, log-species pH diagrams of the inorganic carbon system; pH control. Aqueous-gas phase equilibrium, conversion between concentration units, aqueous-solid phase interactions, calcium carbonate saturation, using the Modified Caldwell Lawrence Diagram for 2 and 3 phase equilibrium, changes of state with dosing and water stabilization.
36 lectures, 12 tutorials
Test average > 2/3 of class average for the two class tests. Submission of all completed assignments in professional style by due date.
Two tests of 2 hours each. One 3 hour June examination. Tests count 13rd and exam counts 23rds of final mark. A minimum exam mark of 50% and a final mark =>50% is required to pass the course.
Course Entry Requirements: CEM1008F
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.