KEB-22006 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, 3 cr
Students are not allowed to take both Vesihuollon prosessit and Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering due to partly overlapping content.
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 as well as sludge management.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Outlines of the basic principles of aerobic and anaerobic biological wastewater treatment processes||Knowledge of the basic principles of the processes|
|2.||Reactor design, configuration, and operation of aerobic and anaerobic biological wastewater treatment processes.||Knowledge of the techniques used in design and operation|
|3.||Outlines of the dynamics of biological wastewater treatment processes||Knowledge of the metabolic processes, microbial dynamics, mass balance, and kinetics.|
|4.||Sludge management||Knowledge of sludge treatment and disposal methods|
Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes
Students' understanding of the course material is evaluated based on exams and exercises. The course also offers optional external Bonus work, usually a short assay. There are two half-exams (at middle and end of the course) as well as a final exam at the end of the course. Students can choose which exams they want to take. All exams are Electronic. To pass the course with a grade of 1, the student will have to score at least 50 % of the maximum points in the exam. A good understanding of the core content will earn the student a grade of 3. In order to earn a grade of 4 or 5, the student will have to have a good or excellent understanding of complementary knowledge.
Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Additional information||Examination material|
|Book||Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications||Bruce E. Rittmann and Perry L. McCarty||0-07-238390-9||Chapters: I (section 1.8-1.9.2), II, III, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XIV (sections 14.3- 14.5)||Yes|
|Lecture slides||Biological processes in environmental engineering||Raghida Lepistö||Yes|
Additional information about prerequisites
Knowledge of basic chemistry and/or basic biology/microbiology is desired.
Correspondence of content
|KEB-22006 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, 3 cr||BIO-3006 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, 3 cr|
|KEB-22006 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, 3 cr||KEB-22000 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, 3 cr|