Ozone in drinking water treatment is used primarily for disinfection and to control taste and odour. In addition, ozonation can improve colour, iron, and manganese removal. Ozone applications in drinking water has been gaining attention following the establishment of a maximum allowable concentration (MAC) for trihalomethanes (THMs), as ozone can efficiently replace chlorine for pre-treatment and primary disinfection of raw water. In the last decade, traces of pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) were reported in water cycle, including surface waters, wastewater, groundwater, and drinking water. These compounds were referred to as Chemicals of Emerging Concern. Advances in analytical technology have been a key factor driving their increased detection. Ozone and Ozone-based Advanced Oxidation Processes have been recognized as the best technologies to remove these contaminants.
- The course will introduce case studies in the drinking water industry to investigate the efficacy of water treatment technologies to improve water quality with the focus on the ability of Ozone to resolve new challenges in drinking water quality
Professionals working in the water treatment industry (engineers, consultants, operators, technologists, etc.) who use Ozone in their water treatment processes, or are in the process of implementing Ozone for drinking water treatment.
Dr. Jasim received his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from Baghdad University, his M.Sc. and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Wales Swansea in the UK. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and in British Columbia.
Dr. Jasim serves as Manager, Utilities, for the City of White Rock. He started the work to investigate and research the technologies for the new water treatment plants and initiated the discussion with the Res’eau-WaterNet, University of British Columbia, which led to signing the agreement to conduct the studies required for the design of the new water treatment plant for the removal of Arsenic and Manganese.
Dr. Jasim has been elected as the “President Elect” for the International Ozone Association and has served as the Director, Great Lakes Regional Office-International Joint Commission (IJC), dealing with water quality issue in the Great Lakes.
Dr. Jasim was the Founding CEO for the Walkerton Clean Centre. He managed the establishment of the Centre to be the leading training provider in Ontario. He served as Director, Water Quality & Production, for the Windsor Utilities Commission, Windsor, ON, Canada. He proposed and implemented the first Ozone as a Primary Disinfectant, the first application of that size and application in the Province of Ontario, which was followed by other cities.
Dr. Jasim is past President of the Ontario Water Works Association, Past President of the International Ozone Association-Pan American Group (IOA-PAG), a member of the Board of Directors of the International Ozone Association, serves on the Editorial Board of Ozone Science & Engineering Journal and the Editorial Board for Water Process Engineering Journal.
Dr. Jasim serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor since 1996 and has received many international and national awards for his work.