Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MWLU1. Optional for: V4vr, W4, W4vr. Course coordinator: Associate professor Karin Jönsson,, Inst för kemiteknik. Recommended prerequisits: VVB100 and VVR145 or VVR111 and VVR120. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Written examination. Re-examination might be oral. Participation in seminars. Reports. Oral presentation. Home page:

The student shall within the limits of the course enter deep into the subject of urban water transport and treatment. The student shall be able to dimension and plan the operation of facilities for drinking-water, wastewater and storm-water treatment in urban areas.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The first part of the course contains to a comparatively large extent tutor-aided lectures and exercises. Some of the lectures/exercises are adjusted to the different previous knowledge of the students and hence they take part in smaller groups. In parallel, the course is started with a minor project carried out in small groups. Written and oral reports of the projects are presented at a seminar after a few weeks. All students will have at least one oral presentation during the course.

The second part of the course begins with computer exercises offering the students the possibility to test the knowledge gained during the first part of the course. Commercial computer models are used within the course. Lectures and exercises are arranged in parallel to the computer exercises. Written and oral reports of the computer exercises are presented at a seminar. The computer exercise ends with a lecture on how to apply computer modelling to urban water systems. By means of study visits and laboratory lessons possibilities of practical implementation of gained theoretical knowledge from lectures and exercises is offered to the students. The course ends with a written examination.

The course includes essential aspects on the whole urban water system. The course deals with the following areas of knowledge:

Lindquist, A: About water treatment. Kemira Kemwater 2003. ISBN: 91-631-4344-5.
Course folder compiled at the Department of Chemical engineering.