The objective of this Learning Pathway (LP) is to present knowledge about the main characteristics of DWTP, the needs from and evolution of water treatment technologies and EU legislation on drinking water. Basic facts about the water supply in terms of water distribution lines and their engineering structures are presented. Selected good practices in partners’ countries on DWTP operation are revealed. Trainees are acquainted with the main categories of waterborne diseases as well as the chemical, physical and microbiological contamination of drinking water. Water sanitary risk analysis, assessment and management topics are discussed. The main characteristics of pure water with corresponding qualitative indicators and standards for water disinfection are presented. Special attention is given on innovative concepts and methodologies for training engineers and technical staff working in the drinking water supply sector.
The learning goals are achieved through presentation of training material within the following Learning Outcomes:
- Introduction of drinking water treatment;
- Basic facts about water supply;
- Best practices / Case studies;
- Water contamination risks;
- Quality standards for drinking water treatment plants;
- One countries’ relationship with water;
- Technology-enhanced learning & innovative education and training for drinking water treatment plants.
Learning Pathway structure
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|Unit of LOs No 2||CP|
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The LP is designed for specialists working as VET Trainers in Chemical engineering with the purpose to help their training, to upgrade their knowledge and to broaden their wider competence in the subject, thus facilitating their realization on the labour market.
- Fundamentals of drinking water supply and application of Microbiology;
- Main aspects of drinking water supply systems;
- Introduction to the European legislation in the drinking water supply area;
- Specific characteristics in DWT processes in Bulgaria, Netherlands and Turkey;
- Key elements of water contamination risks;
- Basic concepts in establishment and application of DWTP quality standards;
- Characteristics of pure water;
- Fundamentals of water disinfection;
- Main standards and approaches for application of water disinfection; New approaches and methodologies in VET training for engineers and technical staff working in DWTP;
- EU VET principles for adoption and implementation of LO/Certification Units principles and ECVET assessment.
- Perform quality control tests;
- Conduct Water Chemistry/Engineering training programmes;
- Evaluate and monitor technical risks for generation of drinking water pollution.
- Apply chemical engineering techniques in DWTP;
- Define the impact of water on the engineering elements of DWTP system and how these other elements affect the quality of the water;
- Execute techniques for chemical treatment of drinking water
- Prepare and maintain required records and logs;
- Use statistical techniques in the treatment of data, and interpret and apply findings;
- Apply EU VET principles (EQF/NQF) and training strategies;
- Prepare and describe LOs;
- Evaluate training effects through applying ECVET;
- Keep up-to-date technical and scientific knowledge.
- Expressing and interpreting concepts and ideas in both oral and written form;
- Developing and applying logical thinking in solving different problems in everyday practice;
- Using contemporary information and communication technologies;
- Contributing to social and working life in an effective and beneficial way;
- Applying creativity and innovation in planning and managing everyday work and in achieving objectives.