Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Applied wastewater engineering

ENV-509

Lecturer(s) :

Mattle Michael Jon

Language:

English

Remarque

pas donné en 2018-19

Summary

This course on applied wastewater treatment focuses on engineering and scientific aspects to achieve high effluent water quality and to handle wastes and air emissions generated in wastewater treatment plants.

Content

Organic micropollutant removal (major topic of course)

Biological treatment, ozonation, activated carbon, combined and other processes, sand filtration, existing and planned installations in Switzerland

 

Treatment of wastewater solids (major topic of course)

Sludge characterisation, thickening/stabilisation/dewatering and drying of sludge, energy and nutrient recovery, incineration and land application

 

Air emission control

Types of emissions, chemical and biological treatment methods, reduction of greenhouse gases

 

Disinfection of wastewater

Biological treatment, sedimentation, UV-disinfection, disinfection using oxidants, filtration techniques

 

Reuse of wastewater

Effluent requirements (agriculture, groundwater recharge, potable reuse), sociological aspects

Keywords

organic micropollutants removal, sludge treatment, air emission control, nutrient and energy recovery, disinfection of wastewater, reuse of wastewater, engineering

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended courses

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Lectures ex cathedra, exercises and one or two visits to a wastewater treatment plant

Expected student activities

Participation in homework sessions and in wastewater treatment plant visits

Assessment methods

One written mid-term exam during the semester (20%) and one final exam (80%)

Resources

Bibliography

Provided via moodle

 

Notes/Handbook

Provided weekly via moodle

Websites

In the programs

  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Applied wastewater engineering
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Applied wastewater engineering
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Applied wastewater engineering
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Applied wastewater engineering
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11  DIA 004  
11-12  DIA 004  
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German