Course code THT280

THT280 On-Site Wastewater Systems

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Course responsible: Arve Heistad
Teachers: Nazli Pelin Kocatürk Schumacher, Vegard Nilsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel an june.


Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Course contents:
Introduction to on-site systems for treatment of wastewater, source separated grey- and blackwater, stormwater in cities. Describing treatment processes and effects of discharges to water recipients. Health aspects in relation to treatment of wastewater, transport and inactivation of paracites, bacteria and viruses treatment filters, soil and groundwater. Source separating wastewater systems in combination with urban agricuture and park areas.  Introduction to quantitative health risk assessment. 
Learning outcome:
The students shall have an overview of on-site systems for wastewater treatment and reuse, understand how to utilize natural processes in wastewater treatment. Students should be able to identify and explain important parameters used for design and choice of treatment systems in a local context. Should be able to do a complete design of an on-site treatment system and understand how to design systems for optimal resource recovery. Are able to evaluate the impact from wastewater discharges on health and environment.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Participating in national seminar. Obligatory exercises with presentation. Field work, Excursion, 1-2 days.
Teaching support:
The course responsible is available during regular office hours.
Compendium: On-site wastewater treatment.Selected scientific papers, lecture notes.
BIO130, MILJØ210, KJM100 or equivalent
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of civil engineering, chemistry, microbiology and geology equivalent to KJM100, BIO130, GEO100, MILJØ210.
Mandatory activity:
Excursion, Term paper
Overall assessment, based on term paper and oral exam
Nominal workload:
For a course of 10 credits, approx. 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 44 hours (11 weeks of 4 hours/week). Presentation and discussion of excercises: 8 hours. In June block field work, field visits , One two-day excursion.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades