Course code THT280

THT280 On-Site Wastewater Treatment - Planning, Design and Impact Assessment

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Course responsible: Arve Heistad, John Morken
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2011H
Preferential right:
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. Should be able to do a complete design of an on-site treatment system, as well as evaluate the impact on health and environment.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Participating in national seminar. Obligatory exercises. 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, GEO 100, KJM 100 or equivalent
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of civil engineering, chemistry, microbiology and geology equivalent to KJM100, BIO130, GEO100, GEO220.
Mandatory activity:
Excursion, Exercises with presentations.
Written exam: 3 hours, counts for 100 %
Nominal workload:
For a course of 15 credits, approx. 450 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.
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. 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.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått