Water Treatment

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Water Treatment

Safeguarding the Quality of your Water Supplies

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at info@petroknowledge.com

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

Water treatment in our everyday lives and in industry costs billions every year. This PetroKnowledge training course will focus on the optimization of water treatment in different applications. Choosing the right water treatment technique or simply choosing no water treatment at all, requires good knowledge of the process and the ability to find the right balance between health & safety and financial considerations. Only under these circumstances can sustainability of any water treatment project be achieved.  From a different perspective, water treatment is compulsory when regulatory compliance is required, whereas voluntary water treatment can result in process optimization with ultimate reduction in costs and improvement in our quality of life.


This PetroKnowledge training course will feature:

  • Review of the basic definitions of water quality in the domestic and industrial sectors
  • Detailed explanation of key parameters in water chemistry and their interpretation
  • Introduction to water microbiology
  • Description of water treatment techniques for different processes
  • Reference to combination of water treatment techniques

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess their needs and water resources available
  • Select appropriate water treatment techniques based on above data
  • Develop relevant monitoring regimes to ensure effectiveness of treatment
  • Apply selected water treatment techniques and optimize their application 
  • Be aware of technical restrictions in the application of water treatment techniques

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of water treatment professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Project managers
  • Water treatment engineers/Plant engineers
  • Maintenance personnel in the process industries
  • Regulatory authorities (hygiene and health & safety inspectors)
  • Facility management company personnel
  • Maintenance personnel in the hotel and catering industry


How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes trainer-guided discussions between participants involving their personal experience. In addition, case studies and group exercises will further assist towards comprehending the core principles of water treatment.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Water Quality – Water Chemistry & Microbiology and Physical Properties

  • Definition of Chemical & Microbiological Indicators
  • Water Chemistry - Basic Parameters (Ph, Electrical Conductivity, Total Hardness)
  • Main Chemistry Constituents of Water & Differentiation Between Cations and Anions, Heavy Metals, Organics Etc.
  • Implications of Water Composition on Proposed Uses
  • Water Microbiology – Indicator Organisms and Concept of Water-Borne Bacteria – Classification into Pathogens & Non-Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Factors Affecting Bacterial Growth in Water Systems – Biofilm Formation and Its Significance
  • Physical Properties of Water


Day Two: Introduction to Water Treatment

  • Why Treat Water/Do Nothing Approach/What Does Water Treatment Attain
  • Effect of Treatment Techniques on Chemical Composition (Water Softening, Ion Exchange, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis)
  • Effect of Treatment Techniques on Microbiological Quality (Membrane Filtration, Chlorination/ Bromination, Copper/Silver Ions, Thermal Treatment/Disinfection, Chlorine Dioxide, UV Sterilization)
  • Biochemical Water Treatment - Biological Oxidation/Aeration, Biofilters
  • Physical Treatment Techniques (Sedimentation, Filtration Etc.)
  • Hot & Cold Water Systems – Basic Considerations For Corrosion And Scale Inhibition


Day Three: Wastewater Treatment

  • Domestic Wastewater/Sewage/Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Primary Treatment - Settlement, Flocculation/Coagulation, Filtration
  • Secondary Treatment - Biological Oxidation
  • Tertiary Treatment - Disinfection
  • Applications of Treated Wastewater & Sewage Sludge - Restrictions & Regulations
  • Special Types of Wastewater (E.G. Landfill Leachates) Requiring More Complex Treatment


Day Four: Boiler Water Treatment and Steam Generation

  • Basic Feedwater Requirements – Chemistry
  • Need for Pre-Treatment or Not
  • Boiler Efficiency – Implications of Water Quality
  • Continuous Monitoring of Water Quality & Process Optimisation
  • Typical Treatment Techniques Applied in Boiler Feedwater


Day Five: Cooling Water Treatment and Evaporative Cooling Systems

  • Different Forms of Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Feedwater Treatment Regimes – Softening and/or Blending
  • Performance/Operation Criteria for Evaporative Cooling Systems
  • Concentration Factor – Calcium Balance – Temperature Difference Operation Regime
  • Health & Safety Considerations for Evaporative Cooling Systems


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

Download PDF

© 2023. Material published by PetroKnowledge shown here is copyrighted.

All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying, distribution, use, dissemination, downloading, storing (in any medium), transmission, reproduction or reliance in whole or any part of this course outline is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright.

Sending your message. Please wait...


There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form before sending.