Water Supply and Treatment


Having with starting point the acquired basic knowledge in hydraulical, chemical reactors and mass transference, the main of discipline is the acquisition of the beddings and the methodologies of conception of the systems of distribution and the beddings, principles of design and applications of unit operations and processes, essential  to the water treatment fo

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Gabriela Lourenço da Silva Féria de Almeida, Rita Maurício Rodrigues Rosa


Weekly - 5

Total - 80

Teaching language



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- AWWA- Water Quality and Treatment. A Handbook of Community Water Supplies, Fifth Edition, 1999, McGraw-HillMWH

- Water Treatment. Principles and Design, Second Edition, 2005. HDR Engineering Inc.,

-Handbook of Public Water Systems, Second Edition.Droste,R.

- Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment, 1997, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Teaching method

The course will develop in two forms: - a theoretical (two-hour weekly) where  underlie and discuss different topics proposed in the program; - a practical component where the student learn to identify and solve real problems within UC objectives and also dimension/project  unit operations and processes which are on the basis of conventional treatment systems.

Evaluation method

The evaluation is performed by 3 Mini-tests with duration of 50 min (the first two tests) and the second one of 150 min. , to be held outside of class time. The first two mini tests count 30% (each) and have no query for the final classification and the last one 30 %, with query.

The curriculum unit to be completed provides the need of the student be present in at least two-thirds of practical classes, and  two-thirds of TPC.  Condition required to obtain frequency. The TPC contribute 10% to the final classification.

The final classification results from the weighted average of the  mini-tests and TPC 

Subject matter

General slight knowledge on systems of water supply: captation, pumping, storage and distribution. Mains of quality for supplying water and conventional and alternative conception of the treatment systems and procedural projects. Beddings and predesign of the unit operations of chemical oxidation, coagulation-flocculation, sedimentation, granular filtration, separation with membranes and disinfection. Examples of treatment systems. Study of cases and visit of study to a water treatment plant (WTP).