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.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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.

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.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Open to program students from KTH with at least 180 credits, or other applicants with a bachelor's degree, of which at least 7.5 credits in general chemistry and / or environmental and soil chemistry. In addition, second cycle courses for at least 30 ECTS credits are required, of which completed course AE2304 (or equivalent).

Recommended prerequisites

Courses from year 1 in Master programme TEESM or TWSTM

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Literature

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

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

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

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

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

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Elzbieta Plaza

Further information

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Course web AE2302

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.