Environmental Engineering Process Lab (MLJ615)

This subject 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 2022-2023


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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, SBR bioprocess analysis. Exercises are summarized in written reports.

Learning outcome

Theoretical understanding and skills necessary for conducting experimental methods and technical assessments of unit operations aimed at process design and operations. Knowledge of case studies applications. Be able to perform experimental tests of water quality and unit processes for treatment of industrial raw water and wastewaters. General competences, including terminology, use of equipment, practical and theoretical analysis, of water treatment unit processes for design and operations. In addition, students will learn how to structure and formulate technical reports based on their activities.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

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


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Labreports 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Candidates are evaluated based on execution and reporting of laboratory exercises and case studies.All laboratory exercises must be approved.Candidates are graded pass/fail.

Coursework requirements

Mandatory lab activities.

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

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Method of work

A series of laboratory exercises (10), including reporting, is combined with selected industrial site visits. 

Open for

Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Feedback schemes and/or discussion in accordance with the faculty's quality program.


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