Course code THT312

THT312 Water management in cold climate

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Course responsible: Harsha Chandima Ratnaweera
Teachers: Petter Deinboll Jenssen, Zakhar Maletskyi, Jan Elbertus Vermaat
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Part-1: One week of intensive, full-time work: 50 hours of lectures, 20 hours of excursions. Part-II: Project work (can be carried out outside of NMBU). Part-III: submission of the project report
Course frequency: Annully, June block
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Last time: 2018H
Course contents:
Lectures on: Arctic conditions, Water resources management, Water treatment, Wastewater treatment i Cold Climates, Project report/scientific writing. Excursions: to water and wastewater treatment plants
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: students should have an understanding on arctic conditions, of the basic principles in modern water resources management, theoretical understanding of the main treatment processes and, operational aspects a treatment plant in cold climates.

Professional skills: students should be able design modern river basin structures relevant for cold climates using best practices and to understand the composition of a treatment plant and identify and improve general operational problems. They should be able to understand how to achieve operational improvement of treatment plants. They should be able to carry out a literature review using modern scientific databases and internet and to prepare a well-structured project report.

General competence: students should have an understanding of the development trends in the cold climates, be able to identify the advantages/weaknesses in a WRM setup and to propose improvements based on modern practices. 

Learning activities:
(1) Lectures (2) analytical work in small teams, (3) excursion to treatment plant(s) to learn how the unit processes are integrated and their operational challenges. (4) instructions and hands-on practice in usage of scientific databases and reporting. Most of the presentations will be available in Canvas before the lectures
Teaching support:
By email or pre-agreed meetings with lecturers

Handouts and copies of presentations


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)

Basic knowledge on water and wastewater treatment (similar to THT 272) is required.
Recommended prerequisites:
Basic knowledge on water resources management
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory participation in all activities during the block course + Project report
(1) Multiple Choice Questions, at the end of the 1 week of lectures (2) Evaluation of project works Final mark will be based equally on the above.
Nominal workload:
ca 50 hours of lectures, exercises, excursions within one intensive week, and 100 h project work during a 3 months period.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
1 week of lectures
It is obligatory to particpate in the lectures in the block course at UNIS, Longyerabyen on the spocified week. Travel, board and lodging costs and other costs related to the sojourn in Longyerbyen has to be covered by candidates. 
Sensor is used in calibratioin of the markes.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått