Course plan

Credits: 3 ECTS (+2 optional ECTS)

Grade: Fail/Pass

English name: Organic micropollutants in urban stormwater and wastewater

Swedish name: Organiska mikrof√∂roreningar i dag- och avloppsvattensystem

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Define micropollutants, their sources and the systemic nature of environmental contamination by organic contaminants
  • Select and discuss appropriate research methods for working with organic micropollutants (sampling, blanks, chemical and ecotoxicological analyses, statistical analysis of data sets with many non-detects)
  • Discuss the environmental fate of organic micropollutants based on their physical chemical properties
  • Interpret concentrations of organic contaminants in terms of regulatory and ecological thresholds for toxicity
  • Describe and evaluate methods for treating organic micropollutants in urban stormwater and wastewater (green stormwater infrastructures, biological treatment, ozonation, activated carbon).  

Teaching activities:

Lectures, seminars, exercises to work with micropollutant data, calculation exercises on micropollutant treatment.

Examination:

The examination is based on one assignment (plus an optional assignment for two additional ECTS). The participant must attend all scheduled course activities and actively participate in discussions.

Prerequisites:

This course is open for PhD students and for participants from the water sector.

Examiner:

Michael Cimbritz

 

Literature:

Provided during course

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