By completion of the course the student should know fundamental principles for treatment methods for potable water and municipal wastewater. This includes quantiotative analysis based on mass and energy balances for design and operation of mechanical, chemical and biological wastewater treatment unit processes. Students will also be able to evaluate sound applications and processing of produced solids, and know the principles for solids management in the circular bioeconomy.
Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.
Fundamental and advanced knowledge of mechanisms for biological, chemical and mechanical methods for treatment of industrial process water, potable- and municipal wastewater is covered. Through lectures, coursework and case studies students will gain knowledge and competences to be used for design calculations and operational optimization of primary, secondary, tertiary and advanced tertiary treatment processes based on first principles.
The students should know the basic principles of mechanical, chemical and biological methods for treatment of drinking and different types of wastewater. The student is able to apply the most common parameters associated with wastewater treatment (SS, BOD, N, P, color, total and coliform bacteria) for characterization and treatment evaluation of different wastewater methods. Furthermore, students will be able to design and dimension wastewater treatment unit processes based on mass- and energy balances, including steady state modelling. This includes all classes of sedimentation, gas absorption, coagulation and flocculation, disinfection, advanced oxidation, biological treatment by suspended and biofilm biomass, aerobic and anaerobic sludge treatment. Selected case studies from industrial water and wastewater treatment will be analyzed by students (recirculated aquaculture systems, food industry wastewater processing and solid waste treatment wastewater). Students will also be able to evaluate sound applications and processing of produced solids, and know the principles for solids management in the circular bioeconomy.
Required prerequisite knowledge
MLJ530 Environmental Process Analysis
Basic chemistry as required for admission to MSc Environmental Engineering.