Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
Grading scale: TH.
Main field: Technology.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English.
Compulsory for: MWLU1.
Optional for: V4vr, W4vr.
Course coordinator: Associate professor Karin Jönsson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chemical Engineering.
Recommended prerequisits: VVAF01 Water and Wastewater Technolgy and VVR145 Water or VVR111 and VVR120.
The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 15.
Assessment: Written examination. Re-examination might be oral. Participation in seminars. Reports. Oral presentation.
Home page: http://www.vateknik.lth.se.
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
- be able to independently analyse and value parameters influencing the function and efficiency of treatment processes and piping systems.
Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must
- be able to choose and dimension processes for wastewater treatment, drinking-water treatment and storm-water handling in urban areas based on given prerequisites.
- be able to use computer models for optimization of treatment processes and/or transport of storm-water.
- be able to give a short oral presentation in English of a given task in front of a larger audience.
- be able to write simpler technical reports in English, possible for persons within the branch to understand.
- be able to independently collect and compile relevant information for choice and dimensioning of wastewater treatment, drinking-water treatment and storm-water handling in urban areas.
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:
- Survey of water resources, water consumption and water quality
- Treatment processes for potable water.
- Storage and distribution of potable water.
- Urban hydrology.
- Storm-water handling and treatment.
- Computer models on storm-water.
- Centralized and decentralized wastewater systems.
- Characterisation of municipal and industrial wastewaster systems.
- Physical, chemical and biological treatment processes.
- Computer models on activated-sludge processes.
- Sludge treatment.
- Re-use of wastewater and storm-water.
Lindquist, A: About water treatment. Kemira Kemwater 2003. ISBN: 91-631-4344-5.
Course folder compiled at the Department of Chemical engineering.