Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Water and wastewater treatment

ENV-405

Lecturer(s) :

Breider Florian Frédéric Vincent
Holliger Christof

Language:

English

Summary

This course on water and wastewater treatment shows how to implement and design different methods and techniques to eliminate organic matter, nitrogen and phosporous from wastewater, and how to apply physical and chemical methods and techniques to produce drinking water.

Content

Water quality

Water resources, raw water composition, drinking water regulations

Principles of drinking water production

Physico-chemical processes, oxidation, disinfection, adsorption processes, membrane technologies, biological processes.

Process combinations for drinking water treatment

Evolution of treatment trains, standard process combinations, water re-use systems

Principles of organic and inorganic pollutants removal from wastewater

Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, uncoupling the hydraulic and sludge residence time.

Activated sludge and immobilized biomass wastewater treatment plants

Operational principles and process diagrams, structure, biology, process configurations.

Elimination of nutrients

The microbial and chemical processes for the removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater.

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Environmental chemistry; Microbiology for engineers; Process engineering; Sanitary engineering, water and waste management

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

Lectures ex cathedra and exercises

Assessment methods

Two written mid-term exams during the semester (40 % of the final note) and one final written exam (180 min) during the winter session exam period (60 % of the final note).

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Environmental bioprocess design

In the programs

  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Water and wastewater treatment
    • Lecture
      2 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
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Water and wastewater treatment
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Water and wastewater treatment
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Water and wastewater treatment
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9   GRA332 
9-10    
10-11 GRB330   
11-12    
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