Teaser: interview with the module lead

Course details

  • Study time: 6h

  • Target audience: Bachelor/Master students/Industry/academia representatives in the field of (Bio)chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Meet the teachers

    • Learning objectives

    • What do you want to learn?

    • Have a look at what other students want to learn

    • Present yourself to your classmates

    • Become familiar with the learning platform

    • Good practices to use this course

    • How to obtain your course certificate

  • 2

    (In)direct potable reuse

    • Do you think your drinking water is actually treated wastewater?

    • Introduction video

    • Principles of potable reuse

    • Exercise: Untreated wastewater

    • Have a look at what other participants indicated as the 2015 status

    • Principles of potable reuse - continued

    • Exercise: Potable reuse - advantages and challenges

    • Definitions - part 1

    • Definitions - part 2

    • Case study: Water reuse at the Flemish coast

    • Exercise: Torreele plant

    • Case study: Water reuse at the Flemish coast

    • Quiz on Case study - Water reuse at the Flemish coast

    • Water supply challenges

    • Results water supply challenges

    • Case study round-up: Water reuse at the Flemish coast

    • Case study: Windhoek

    • Concluding video

  • 3

    Industrial water reuse

    • How clean does water need to be to reuse it in industry?

    • Introduction video

    • Industrial water - more than just water

    • Multiple choice questions

    • Case study: water and energy use optimization inside a beer brewery

    • De Wilde brewery: Quiz

    • Case study - IMPROVED

    • Case study - IMPROVED: Water treatment

    • Case study - IMPROVED: Quiz

    • Case study - IMPROVED: Distribution example

    • Case study - IMPROVED: Distribution

    • Case study - IMPROVED: Corrosion

  • 4

    Water reuse for agricultural irrigation

    • How are crops irrigated in your country?

    • Welcome video

    • Overview - Drivers for water reuse

    • Overview

    • Overview - Discussion forum

    • Quality characterization - Before we start

    • Quality characterization - Introduction

    • Quality characterization - human health perspective Part I

    • Quality characterization - human health perspective Part II

    • Quality characterisation - environmental perspective

    • Quality characterisation - Exercise

    • Quality characterisation - Quiz

    • Legislation - Before we start

    • Legislation - Introduction

    • Legislation - WHO guidelines

    • Legislation - United States

    • Legislation - EU

    • Legislation - EU continued

    • Legislation - Discussion forum

    • What is the difference between wastewater reclamation in warm and cold climate countries?

    • Technological requirements - Introduction

    • Technological requirements - Conventional technologies for warm-climate countries

    • Irrigation techniques

    • Irrigation techniques - Discussion forum

    • Technological requirements - Quiz

    • What could be the reasons for unsuccessful reclamation practices' implementation in a region/country?

    • Case study: the Mediterranean Rim

    • Case study: the Mediterranean Rim - Discussion forum

    • Case study: Jordan - Introduction and country overview

    • Case study: Jordan - Current issues in the water reuse sector of Jordan

    • Case study: Jordan - Quiz

    • References

    • Acknowledgements

  • 5


    • Concluding video

    • What did you learn?

    • Read what others learned

    • Further readings

    • Help us to improve this course

    • Thanks to our sponsors



Marjolein Vanoppen

Ghent University Faculty of Bioscience Engineering Department of Green Chemistry and Technology Marjolein Vanoppen graduated as a bioscience engineer in environmental technology at Ghent University in 2012. After obtaining her PhD degree in 2016, she now works as a post-doc at Ghent University at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, focusing on increasing the sustainability of industrial water cycles as the Chair Industrial and Circular Water Technology, in collaboration with Evides. Besides those responsibilities, Marjolein has a passion for science communication and bringing scientific knowledge and information to the general public. Marjolein has experience with the supervision of students and researchers. She likes to train coworkers and teach guest lectures at universities on different (water recovery related) topics.

PhD candidate at the UCT Prague and UPC Barcelona

Iryna Lanko

Iryna Lanko graduated as an environmental engineer in waste/water technology at Belarusian National Technical University in 2009 (Belarus).

PhD candidate

Aleksandra Ilic

Aleksandra is working on her joint PhD at the University of Technology and Chemistry, Prague and at Ghent University investigating different methods to measure bioavailable trace metals needed for anaerobic processes. Her background is in environmental chemistry.