Course Catalog 2011-2012
BIO-3006 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, 3 cr
The course will be organized provided that a minimum of 10 students participate.
The lectures will start at Friday 13th January 2012.
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Exam and exercises.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning
After completing the course, students will have the necessary basic knowledge of aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment processes. They will master the basic principles, terminology, reactor configurations, and related calculations of both processes, which will enable them to proceed to advanced levels in the field.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Basic principles, design, and operation of aerobic and anaerobic biological wastewater treatment, with emphasis on metabolic processes, microbial dynamics, mass balance, kinetics, reactors configuration, and sludge treatment and disposal|
Evaluation criteria for the course
Students' understanding of the course material is evaluated based on final exam, exercises, and presentations.
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Edition, availability, ...||Examination material||Language|
|Book||Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications||Bruce E. Rittmann and Perry L. McCarty||0-07-118184-9||Chapters: I (section 1.8-1.9.2), II, III, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XIII, and XIV (sections 14.3-14.5)||English|
|Lecture slides||Biological processes in environmental engineering||Raghida Lepistö||English|
Additional information about prerequisites
Knowledge of one or more of the following is desired: basic chemistry, basic biology/microbiology, and basic physics/mathematic
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Correspondence of content
More precise information per implementation
|Implementation||Description||Methods of instruction||Implementation|
|This is an introductory course to biological wastewater treatment. The course is divided into three sections: I- covers basic principles, design, and operation of aerobic and anaerobic treatment processes including pretreatments, nitrification, denitrification, hydrolysis, fermentation, acidogenesis, methanogenesis, biogas production, mass balance, process kinetics, and reactor/digestor configurations. II- covers sludge production, treatment, and disposal. III- deals with xenobiotics in biological wastewater treatment plants and landfill leachate treatment.|