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Drinking water treatment and chemistry

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Klaus Johannsen und Mitarbeiter

Course Format:

2 Hours Lecture


Winter Semester



Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basics in chemistry


Natural aquatic systems (chemical composition)

Characterization of different types of water

Structure and properties of water

Acid and base equilibria

Carbonate equilibria

Metals and organic pollutants in water

Redox processes

Precipitation and dissolution

Chemistry of interfaces

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

- describe and explain the most important physical-chemical processes which determine the chemical composition of natural aquatic systems

- calculate quantitatively the chemical composition of simple aquatic systems, also for neighbouring disciplines (soil chemistry, water technology, environmental technology)

- select and apply suitable methods to solve waterchemical problems

- learn independently and efficiently

Reading Resources:

Sigg & Stumm: Aquatische Chemie, vdf, 1989

Stumm & Morgan, Aquatic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1981

Performance Record:

Written examination


60 hours total

Further Information:


Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.

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