Course code THT310

THT310 Advanced water and wastewater treatment engineering

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Course responsible: Harsha Chandima Ratnaweera
Teachers: Nazli Pelin Kocatürk Schumacher, Arve Heistad, Vegard Nilsen, John Morken, Zakhar Maletskyi
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Course contents:

This course prepares candidates to practice the knowledge of water and wastewater treatment technologies in the conceptual design and dimensioning of unit processes. Based on THT 271 and THT280, this course provides breadth and depth of knowledge and conceptual skills that allow graduates to function as designers. This course has a substantial part in engineering calculations. The course will address both water and wastewater treatment.

Technologies (examples):

  • Filtration
  • Sedimentation
  • Coagulation and flocculation
  • Membrane separation
  • Disinfection
  • Biogas production

Applications (examples)

  • Design of treatment facilities
  • Upgrading of treatment facilities
  • Resources recovery and reuse
  • Process surveillance
  • Process optimisation and control
  • Digitalisation of the utilities

In this course, you will be working on designing treatment processes and technological units. You will be able to follow-up case-studies, for example, developed in the course assignment for THT 271.

Learning outcome:

At the completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • recognise the design principles of water and wastewater treatment technologies
  • explain the physical and chemical basis of water and wastewater treatment processes and technological equipment
  • identify calculation principles of technological equipment
  • perform basic design calculations of water and wastewater treatment processes and equipment
  • analyse water and wastewater treatment flowsheets
  • categorise water and wastewater treatment equipment
  • critique water and wastewater treatment technologies
  • design water and wastewater treatment technologies and equipment
Learning activities:
(1) Lectures (2) Term papers with reports and presentations, (3) Tutorials with process simulation programs, (4) excursion to the treatment plant(s) to learn how the unit processes are integrated and their operational challenges. Most of the presentations will be available in Canvas before the lectures.
Teaching support:
By email and pre-agreed meetings with the lecturers.

- Lectures and notes in Canvas

Water and wastewater technology (currently only in Norwegian, published by Norwegian Water), 2012

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 5th Edition, by Metcalf and Eddy, Inc, 2013 (selected sections)

Water Treatment: Principles and Design, 3rd Edition, MWH, 2012 (selected sections) Selected publications and handouts

THT280 and THT271.
Recommended prerequisites:
THT261, THT201 and KJM220
Mandatory activity:
Term-paper(s), simulation exercises and excursions to the treatment plant(s), reports and presentations
Written examination counts for 60%, term papers count for 40%: Written exams may include both MCQ and individual questions.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 15 credits, ca. 375 hours of work is anticipated. Thus 10-15 hours/week of self-studies should be expected.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
No overlap from 2022, no reduction of credits.
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 50-70 hours; excursion 6 hours; Term-papers, exercises, presentations and discussion of exercises.
The external examiner approves plans for the project work and its assessment. The external examiner will assess all examinations. The examiner actively assures the quality of the course content and teaching.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades