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Kursplan

Resources in Wastewater: Technology and Opportunities

Course credits

3 HP

Education level

Third cycle

Grade

Fail/Pass; U/G

Subject

Wastewater engineering

Swedish name

Resursåtervining I avloppvatten: tekniker och möjligheter

Entry requirements 

This course is open for PhD students and professionals interested in wastewater treatment and recycling. For external course participants, a Master Exam within Water and Environmental Engineering or similar is needed.

Course examiner

Sahar Dalahmeh (UU)

Course aims

Part A: Wastewater treatment utilizing microalgae (MDH; 1hp)

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Explain different process solutions for waste water treatment including microalgae
  • Present micro algae bacteria interactions and micro algae characteristics and its influence on the waste water treatment process
  • Present the influence of micro algae on the biogas production process
  • Identify advantages, challenges and development needs for implementation of waste water treatment processes utilizing microalgae
  • Make analysis of process performance based on existing data with focus on nutrient recovery, energy efficiency or CO2 emissions.

Part B:  Innovative technologies for wastewater and sludge treatment (KTH; 1 hp)

  • At the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Present and discuss new sustainable wastewater treatment technologies for nitrogen removal based on anammox process.
  • Identify advantages of application of membrane based solutions for wastewater treatment including MBR and MABR.
  • Determine conditions for energy positive wastewater treatment plants in future.
  • Present and discuss different technologies for application of phosphorus recovery at wastewater treatment plants.

Part C: Wastewater reclamation and use for service or irrigation (UU; 1 hp)

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify potential use of reclaimed wastewater as service and irrigation water and how this affects  water demand and supply,
  • Identify and discuss treatment requirement for production service and irrigation water how transition towards water reclamation and recycling affect current systems and future planning.
  • Identify and discuss norms, regulations and guidelines for recycling of wastewater use for different purposes.

Part D: Source-separated sanitation systems: Advantages, challenges and technologies for resource recovery (SLU; 1 hp)

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss composition and characteristics of different wastewater fractions to identify their potentials for nutrients recovery.
  • Present and discuss different scenarios for application of nutrient recovery and be able to identify advantages, challenges and development needs
  • Present and discuss technologies treatment for source-separated urine and feces, ammonia stripping, ammonia hygienisation, etc. 
  • Identify critical decision-making criteria that need to be taken into account when planning for and implementing resource recovery systems from wastewater

Course content

Part A: Wastewater treatment utilizing microalgae (MDH)

This part of the course gives the fundamental knowledge on wastewater treatment processes utilizing micro algae in the process.

Part B:  Innovative technologies for wastewater and sludge treatment (KTH)

This part of the course gives the knowledge on innovative, advanced wastewater treatment processes and on technologies for resource recovery (energy and phosphorus) at wastewater treatment plants.

Part C: Wastewater reclamation and use for service or irrigation (UU)

This part of the course gives basic knowledge regarding utilization of treated wastewater as service and irrigation water and describes technical and organizational challenges towards effective utilization of wastewater was source of water.

Part D: Source-separated sanitation systems: Advantages, challenges and technologies for resource recovery (SLU)

This part of the course gives the fundamental knowledge on alternative sanitation systems suitable for resource recovery from wastewater.

Course activities

This course is carried out as a distance course with a total of 4 physical meetings (one physical meeting for each part of the course). Each meeting (1 day) includes series of lectures, discussions on the subject and an introduction to the examination task. For part B impelemted at KTH, a study visit is planned at research facility Hammarby Sjöstadsverket, where new processes are investigated in pilot scale.

Examination

The course is examined as follows:

  • Part A: Participation in group discussions and an individual task consisting of several subtasks including literature review and process/system analysis
  • Part B: Participation in the course meeting and group discussions. As individual task students prepare a written individual report based on literature review on chosen topic.
  • Part C: Participation in class discussions, fulfilment of individual task including peer-review and reading task. In the individual task, students will discuss and reflect on how the information presented in part C can be applied within their own work.
  • Part D: Participation in class discussions, fulfilment of individual task, including peer-review process. In the individual task, students will discuss how the information presented in part C can be applied within their own work. Each student will peer-review two other student’s work.

Course Teacher

  • Part A: Eva Thorin, Monica Odlare, Eva Nordlander, Sebastian Schwede, Patrik Klintenberg
  • Part B: Elzbieta Plaza, Erik Levlin, Jozef Trela
  • Par C: Sahar Dalahmeh and Giuliano Di Baldassarre
  • Part D: Jennifer McConville

 


Sidansvarig: catherine.paul@tvrl.lth.se | 2021-03-16