Course code THT291

THT291 Resource recovery from waste and circular economy

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Course responsible: John Morken, Nazli Pelin Kocatürk Schumacher
Teachers: John Morken
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: Study year 2020-2021
Course contents:
This course provides the fundamental processes and technologies for valorization of organic wastes to energy and material products via biotechnological and physicochemical processes. Processes and concepts for resource recovery from wastes, recycling and reuse of waste and bioproducts are discussed towards the perspectives of circular economy.
Learning outcome:

The students will gain an overview on the spectrum of processes available for resource recovery from organic waste and waste biorefineries. Students who successfully pass this course will gain knowledge and competence on the following subjects:

  • Principles and understanding of waste biorefinery concept and organic waste treatment processes
  • Selection of suitable technologies for energy and material production from waste
  • Critical evaluations of organic wastes and sustainability within the circular economy

The course will focus on topics addressing SDG 6 , 7, 11, 12, 13.

Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises. Excursion.
Teaching support:
The lecturer is available during office hours.
Literature will be decided on course start. Canvas will be used for the dissemination of parts of the course literature.
Recommended prerequisites:
KJM110, JORD101, BIO130.
Mandatory activity:

Compulsory attendance of the first two lecture hours at the start of the course.

One compulsory excursion.

Compulsory submission of exercises.

Written examination, 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 5 credits, ca. 125 hours of work in total is normally to be expected. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures and introduction to problem based tasks are approximately 125 hours. Excursion: 8 hours. It will be given two hours of lectures every week.
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 candidates exams as a calibration according to the faculty's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades