AE2301 Water and Waste Handling 7.5 credits

Water and Waste Handling

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

The overall aim of the course is to give knowledge of requirements and goals, technical solutions, mechanisms, and management of water, wastewater and solid waste handling systems.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course you should be able to:

  • Understand water and material flow in society, need for sustainable development, recycling and reuse. You will be able to make a problem identification based on historical perspective and trends, connected to water scarcity, water quality and health.
  • Describe requirements and formulate goals of water, wastewater and solid waste handling systems.
  • Apply your knowledge in treatment methods to choose an appropriate technology for water and waste handling as a part of urban and rural infrastructure.
  • Implement your knowledge in hydraulics, chemistry and microbiology in water and waste handling.
  • Understand management of water and waste handling systems based on experiences and trends from rural and urban areas in different countries.

Course main content

The course describes different systems for handling of water, wastewater and solid wastes and criteria for evaluation.

Technical aspects are based on principles and fundamentals of biological, chemical and separation methods. A multi-disciplinary approach is used in evaluation of systems. Study visits at wastewater treatment plant and solid waste incineration plant are included.


At least 180 higher education credits of academic studies including 35 credits in mathematics, physics, chemistry and geoscience, AE2101 Environmental Dynamics/Chemical Processes or equivalent. Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.


  • Hultman et al. 2000. Water use and management. Lars-Christer Lundin (Editor), The Baltic University Programme – Uppsala University (selected parts).
  • Stypka et. al. Municipal solid waste and sludge handling - Sustainability and trends.
    (compendium as pdf-file on the homepage)
  • Levlin, E. Water and waste pipes (compendium as pdf-file on the homepage)
  • Additional course materials will be distributed at lectures


  • TEN1 - Examination in Calculation Methodology, 2.3, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination in Application, 5.2, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Examination (TEN1; 5 cr)
Exercises (ÖVN1; 2,5 cr)

Offered by

ABE/Land and Water Resources Engineering


Elzbieta Plaza,


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Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.