THT280 On-Site Wastewater Treatment - Planning, Design and Impact Assessment
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Course responsible: Arve Heistad
Teachers: Nazli Pelin Kocatürk Schumacher, Vegard Nilsen
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel an june.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2011H
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.
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.
Lectures. Participating in national seminar. Obligatory exercises with presentation. Excursion, 1-2 days.
The course responsible is available during regular office hours.
Compendium: On-site wastewater treatment.Selected scientific papers, lecture notes.
BIO130, GEO 100, KJM 100 or equivalent
Basic knowledge of civil engineering, chemistry, microbiology and geology equivalent to KJM100, BIO130, GEO100, GEO220.
Excursion, Exercises with presentations.
Overall assessment, based on term paper and oral exam
For a course of 15 credits, approx. 375 hours of work in total is normally to be expected. That means that in addition to structured teaching, approx. 20 hours of work must be expected per week.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 44 hours (11 weeks of 4 hours/week). Presentation and discussion of excercises: 8 hours. 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: A - E / F