Environmental Engineering Process Lab (MLJ615)

This course is a practical laboratory course whereby the objectives are to gain theoretical understanding and practical skills needed for the execution and reporting of laboratory tests used for water and wastewater treatment analysis and process design.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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Laboratory and experimental techniques for the assessment of water and wastewater processes are introduced and executed: Sedimentation, coagulation and floculation, adsorption, absorption, membrane filtration, disinfection, respirometry, algal growth, biomethane potential.

Learning outcome

Theoretical understanding and skills necessary for conducting experimental methods and technical assessments of unit operations aimed at process design and operation for water and solid waste treatment. Students are able to perform experimental tests of water and sludge quality and execute tests for design and operation of unit processes. Students will gain spesialist competences, including terminology ands mechanistic understanding, use of equipment and standardized methodologies, practical and theoretical analysis for design and operations. Laboratory skills will be developed. In addition, students will learn how to structure and formulate technical reports based on their exercises and findings.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

MLJ500 Water Chemistry, MLJ520 Environmental Microbiology, MLJ530 Environmental Process Analysis
It is recommended that MLJ610, MLJ630 and MLJ640 are followed during the same semester.



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Labreport A 1/2 1 Weeks Letter grades All
Labreport B 1/2 1 Weeks Letter grades All

The last two lab reports are graded and form the basis for the student's final grade in the course.Resit options are not offered on the last two lab reports. Students who do not pass the last two reports can redo them the next time the course is lectured.

Coursework requirements


There are a total of nine lab exercises with associated reports that must be completed and submitted in groups in the course.

From the first seven lab exercises/reports, students must pass at least 5 reports to gain access to the last two exercises/reports, which give a grade in the course.

Lab exercises are compulsory and valid absence is required to be allowed not to participate in a maximum of two exercises.

Note: The excursions are part of the lab activties and are strongly recommended, but not obligatory.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Ilke Pala Ozkok

Course teacher:

Roald Kommedal

Course teacher:

Gopalakrishnan Kumar

Course teacher:

Krista Michelle Kaster

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Erling Berge Monsen

Course teacher:

Leif Ydstebø

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Method of work

A series of 9 laboratory exercises, including reporting. Lab exercises are lectured upfront.

Open for

Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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