AE2304 Water and Wastewater Handling 7.5 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course describes different systems for handling and distribution of water and wastewater, and criteria for evaluation. Principles and fundamentals of biological, chemical and separation methods. A multi-discriplinary approach is used in evaluation of systems. Study visits at plants for wastewater treatment and water treatment are included.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

- explain water and material flow in society, need for sustainable development, recycling and reuse.

- analyse problems connected to water scarcity, water quality and health, based on historical perspectives and trends.

- describe requirements and formulate goals of water and wastewater handling, and distribution systems.

- apply their knowledge in treatment methods to choose an appropriate technology for water and wastewater handling as a part of urban infrastructure.

- implement their knowledge in hydraulics, chemistry, and/or microbiology in water and wastewater handling and distribution.

- understand and discuss management of water and wastewater handling and distrubution systems based on experiences and trends from urban areas in different countries.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits, which includes the following: General Chemistry and/or Environmental Soil Chemistry, 7.5 higher education credits; Environmental Chemistry and Risk Assessment (course AE2801), 7.5 higher education credits, or equivalent courses. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).

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Equipment

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Literature

Hultman, B. et al. 2000. Water use and management. L.C. Lundin (Editor), The Baltic University Programme - Uppsala University (utvalda delar)

Strypka et al. Municipal solid waste and sludge handling - Sustainability and trends.(kompendium finns som nedladdningsbar pdf)

Levlin, E. Water and waste pipes (kompendium finns som nedladdningsbar pdf)

Ytterligare kursmaterial delas ut på föreläsningar.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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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 AE2304

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Built Environment, Environmental Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

AE2302 Water Treatment Processes and Technology

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.