Advanced Urban Wastewater Treatment
Avancerad Urban VA-teknik
This course is open for PhD students and for participants from the water sector.
At the end of the course you should be able to:
- understand the basis of the current water and wastewater system of a city.
- understand what resources we find in wastewater and how to utilize them.
- explain how basic and advanced processes for wastewater treatment works.
- explain how sludge handling processes work.
- understand how advanced control can be applied in the water sector.
- describe future trends and challenges of the urban water system.
- Basis for the wastewater systems we have today
- Current driving forces
- Visions and strategies for wastewater treatment
- Resources in wastewater
- Potentials in wastewater treatment - Energy, organics, nitrogen, phosphorus, heat, metals
- Carbon utilization and hydrolysis
- Energy producing wastewater treatment and sludge handling
- New advanced processes for wastewater treatment
- Phosphorus removal processes
- New nitrogen removal processes - nitritation, denitritation, anammox. Advanced reject water treatment
- New biofilm processes in wastewater treatment (MBBR, AGS and MABR)
- New biofilm processes in wastewater treatment (AGS)
- Simple tools for evaluation of carbon footprint from WWTP
- Application of new microbiological methods in wastewater treatment systems
- Bulking sludge control
- Advances in sludge treatment and handling of emerging problems
- Separation technologies, incl. membranes, DMF, MBR
- Removal of micropollutants and microplastics from wastewater
- Anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants
- Advanced control
- New challenges, Climate change, New cities
The course is designed as an on-line 3-days intensive course with lectures and exercises. The course also includes preparatory work (reading) and a written assignment to be handed in after the course.
Grading scale: Fail/Pass
Assessment: Active participation during lecturers and exercises. Compulsory participation in all course activities including lectures, exercises and written assignment.
Senior lecturer Karin Jönsson – Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University