811312 Water quality assessment

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


How to define goals and formulate concepts for the design of monitoring programmes.
National and international legal framworks and requirements for the quality evaluation for drinking water, fresh water, waste water and sewage sludge (Codex, AEVO, WHO, EU).
Substances and microorganisms in water and their relevance from the technical and hygienic point of view.
Sampling, conservation and analysis of water and waste water in theory and practice.
Interrelation and interpretation between microbiological and chemical data.
HACCP-concept, water safety plan, EU-Risk Assessment.
Practical experiments.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Theoretical and practical instructions for the generation and interpretation of data, especially for drinking water and waste water; theoretical and practical approach.
Identification of factors which could influence the monitoring and interpretation of data
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