AE2302 Water Treatment Processes and Technology 7.5 credits

Vattenreningsprocesser och teknik

Please note

The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

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

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

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 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.