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 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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.
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
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
There are a total of nine lab exercises and reports that must be completed and submitted in the course. The last two lab reports are graded and form the basis for the student's final grade in the course.
Seven lab exercises must be completed and lab reports approved, before the student is given access to the two lab reports which form the basis for the grade in the subject.
Note: The excursions are part of the lab activties and are strongly recommended, but not obligatory.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student 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 course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.