The objective of this Learning Pathway (LP) is to deliver basic facts about drinking water unit operations with all physical, chemical, biological and mechanical processes comprehensively described. How to perform feasibility analysis of drinking water supply is defined. The fundamentals of residual management – categories of residuals, the regulatory requirements for their management, technical details on basic treatment and disposal options are presented as well. Special attention is given on innovative concepts and methodologies for training engineers and technical staff working in the drinking water supply sector.
The learning objectives of the LP cover the listed below Learning Outcomes:
- Unit operations for producing clean drinking water;
- Selection of water treatment process;
- Residual management;
- One countries’ relationship with water;
- Technology-enhanced learning & innovative education and training for drinking water treatment plants.
Learning Pathway structure
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It is designed for specialists working as VET Trainers in Chemistry and aims to upgrade their knowledge and improve their skills through introducing competence-based blended-model training.
- Fundamentals of chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances applied in drinking water;
- Use of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques;
- Main aspects of DWT technologies and unit operations;
- Basic processes involved in clean drinking water delivery;
- Introduction to the water distribution lines;
- Key elements of residual management;
- Principles for selection of drinking water treatment processes;
- 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 training programmes;
- Analyze organic or inorganic compounds
- Determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, or reactions;
- Define the impact of water on other elements of the water treatment system and how these other elements affect the quality of the 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;
- Preparation and description of 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.