Water Analysis and Quality Control

08-11-2020 - 12-11-2020 3300 Dubai

Course Introduction:

This course focuses on analytical techniques for water analyses.  It will review analytical techniques, their significance and how they can be used to help manage and the water treatment plant operations.


Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Obtain knowledge on water analysis and quality control

  • Implement water analysis and quality control in water treatment plant operations

  • Discuss the different types of water treatment plants

  • Explain the significant parameters or physical parameters including temperature, pH, color chloride content and conductivity

  • Identify solid measurement and field measurement

  • Understand water treatment plants and its parts

  • Recognize sampling protocols for various chemicals and materials


Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for operators and laboratory technicians, and microbiologists to help them learn the value of timely feedback from the laboratory and microbiology lab for better operations and control of the plant.  Attendees are invited to bring plant and lab details with them to help understand the criticality of feedback and solve problems.


Course Outline:


Day 1:

·         Introduction

·         Pre-Test

·         The different types of water treatment plants 

·         What are the significant parameters?

·         Physical Parameters

o   Temperature

o   pH

o   color

o   chloride content

o   conductivity

·         Dissolved and Fixed Solids Measurement and Particle sizing

·         Organic Contaminants

·         Field measurement & rapid techniques



Day 2:


·         Understanding your water treatment plant and its parts

o   membrane plants

o   thermal desalination plants

·         Sampling Protocols for various chemicals and materials

·         Making sure that your sample is representative

·         Detailed considerations for analyses

·         Preparing and storing the sample

·         Labeling the sample for feedback

·         Managing the paperwork blizzard of a modern laboratory

·         The value of duplicate and replicate analyses

·         Analysis of Metals, sensitivity, conditioning and sample preparation

o   AA Techniques and Sensitivity

o   Colormetric Techniques

o   ICP Techniques

·         Field Techniques and their reliability and accuracy



Day 3:


·         Organic Analyses

·         Sample Cleanup and Prep

·         Equipment and its accuracy

o   Analysis by GC

o   Analysis by GC/MS

o   Analysis by colormetric techniques


Day 4:


·         Ranges for Recovery

·         Duplicates & Spikes

·         Monitoring instrumentation

·         Calibration

·         Corrosion Measurements

·         Laboratory Management

·         Laboratory Auditing


Day 5:

·         Laboratory Safety & Training

·         Personnel Protective Equipment

·         Nuclear Materials & Measurements

·         Other Analyses and their significance

o   Langolier Index

o   Corrosive Waters

o   Conductivity

·         TOC and other continuous monitoring equipment 

·         Waste Chemicals and Lab Supplies and Wastes Disposals

·         Post Test


Course Certificate:

International Center for Training & Development (ICTD) will award an internationally recognized certificate(s) for each delegate on completion of training.


Course Methodology:

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation


Course Fees:

To be advised as per the course location. This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Recess (Coffee/Tea/Snacks)

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Recess (Coffee/Tea/Snacks)

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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