AE2302 Water Treatment Processes and Technology 7.5 credits

Vattenreningsprocesser och teknik

The overall aim of the course is to give knowledge of process technology for present and future water purification and wastewater treatment, including construction, dimensioning, operation and management of treatment plants.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to give knowledge of process technology for present and future water purification and wastewater treatment, including construction, dimensioning, operation and management of treatment plants.

After the course you should be able to:

  • Calculate how to construct and manage different processes involved in sustainable water and wastewater treatment.
  • Apply chemical and biological knowledge that the processes are based on for use in case studies.
  • Apply innovative technologies for new systems and improvement of old systems to get better function and fulfill the requirement of the society.
  • Propose sludge treatment technologies.
  • Use computer models for development and design of processes.
  • Operate and optimize treatment plants.

Course main content

The course presents: different processes in water and wastewater treatment in natural and constructed systems, biological treatment processes particularly for the removal of phosphorus and nitrogen, processes based on filtration and chemical precipitation, sludge treatment technologies, systems and methods for recovery of nutrients from sewage, methods for process control and optimisation.

Eligibility

Bachelor's degree in the field of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 ECTS credits, including basic knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Fluid Mechanics or Chemistry  corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits, including General Chemistry and/or Environmental Soil Chemistry, corresponding to at least 7.5 ECTS credits. In addition, second cycle courses for at least 30 ECTS credits, including AE2403 (or equivalent) and proficiency in English B or equivalent are required.

Recommended prerequisites

Courses from year 1 in Master programme TEESM or TWSTM

Literature

Kompendier och artiklar om behandlingsprocessen för vatten och avlopp, slambehandling och beräkningsmodeller.

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignment, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Assignment, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN1; 4,5c)
Modelling exercise (ÖVN1; 1,5c)
Laboratory exercise (ÖVN2; 1,5c)

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Examiner

Elzbieta Plaza <elap@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2014.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.