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Water TechnologyMinor
Module code LLS361VEWT
Minor title Dutch  Minor Water Technology
Minor title English Minor Water Technology
Study Programme Chemische Technologie (Van Hall Larenstein, NHL Stenden)
Competence(s) Bachelor-track, minor on applied academic level
(level 3rd yr BSc-track university, level 3 Dublin-descriptors)
Educational Goals In a water technology setting the student will have learned:
  • To apply mathematical solutions to problems in context
  • (micro)biological principles of water treatment
  • Physics as a tool to study transport phenomena in fluids with a focus on understanding the principles and their use in the practice of water technology
  • To perform (physical) technical calculations linked to water technology
  • To analyse water technological problems
  • Record results and report in English
  • Academic literacy skills
Fulfil assignments in the application and promotion of sustainable water technology.
Content/subject The purpose of water technology is to provide water for drinking and industry. As you might imagine there is quite some knowledge involved, in order to supply high-quality water. Mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics play major roles in any water technological process.
In this minor you’ll learn about those basic sciences. You’ll obtain a basic knowledge of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics, applied to the field of water technology.
To name a few: in mathematics it will concern for example integrals, derivatives, differential equations, optimisation and functions like polynomials, logarithms and inverse functions. You’ll learn how to apply all of these mathematical knowledge.
You’ll also learn more about cell structure, metabolism, cell cycle and communication, molecular basis of inheritance and biotechnological techniques (the biology). And about water treatment, disinfection, oxidation, coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, granular filtration and adsorption. Or, in other words, the chemistry concerning water technology.
Besides, in this minor you’ll also obtain more lab skills. How to applicate knowledge in experiments i.e. electro hydro dynamic atomization. 
The minor water technology is organized in cooperation with Wetsus and will also involve lectures from Wetsus PhD-students.
Target audience* Intern en extern
Added Value* To become a professional in water technology students learn the crucial elements of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The minor can also serve as a step-up to the Wetsus Master of water technology.
Teaching method(s) and study load The learning outcomes of this minor will be reached by a combination of lectures, practical work, independent study, tutorial/seminars, guest lectures, research projects and assignments.
Each of main subjects (mathematics, biology, physics and chemistry) will have a total workload of 196 hours.
The assignment(s) will have a total workload of 56 hours.
Rating scale Grade
Exams / Tests / Essays
Exam (1) Mathematics
Name: Mathematics
Subjects: integrals, including substitution and partial
integration; derivatives; differential equations
(derivation and solution, esp. using separation
of variables); functions (polynomials, logarithms,
 &c; inverse functions); optimisation; applications of all these.
Test form Written exam
Weighing 7/30
Assessment method Individual
Exam (2) Chemistry
Name: Chemistry
Subjects: water treatment, disinfection, oxidation,
coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation,
granular filtration, adsorption
Test Form:  Written exam with open questions, calculations and case.
Weighing: 7/30
Assessment method: Individual
Exam (3) Physics
Name: Physics
Subjects: Theory: fundamental physics as applicable to
water technology
Practical: experiments i.e. electro hydro dynamic
Test form: Written exam
Weighing: 7/30
Assessment method Individual
Exam(4) Biology
Name: Biology
Subjects: cell structure, metabolism, cell cycle and
communication, molecular basis of inheritance,
biotechnological  techniques,
ecology (interaction of cycles)
Test form: Written exam with open questions.
Weighing:  7/30
Assessment method individual.
Exam (5) Project
Name: Project
Subject: Water technology
Test form: Project report
Weighing: 2/30
Assessment method: Group assessment
Literature and other necessities​ James Stewart, Calculus. Early transcendentals. Metric version, 8E. ISBN 978-1-305-27237-8.
Minor coordinator
Contact person for additional information​*
Language of tuition​ English
Study points (credits)​ 30
Form of instruction​* Fulltime
Available in the following study terms:​ Periode 1 en 2
Start application* 5 januari 2021
Deadline application* to be determined
Obligatory contact hours​* 16 - 24
Admission conditions for VHL students​ 3e jaars LS&T with at least Propedeuse en 30 EC uit de hoofdfase
Admission conditions for external students* 3rd and 4th years UAS :domain Applied Science, Built Environment, Engineering, ICT and Science;
Kopie propedeuse en tussencijferlijst            
Application documents​* Extern: Kopie cijferlijst en goedkeuring slb-er aan Petra van Dalfsen (
Maximum No. of participants / Waiting list​ Max 32
VoertaalEngels, Nederlands
Contactpersoon P van Dalfsen (tel: 0582846409, email:
Coordinerend onderdeelVan Hall Larenstein
Minor Water Technology 2021