Course code THT384

THT384 Design of Decentralized and Water and Sanitary Systems - Natural and Recycling Systems - Stormwater Treatment

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Course responsible: Petter Deinboll Jenssen
Teachers: Nils-Otto Kitterød, Manoj Kumar Pandey, Joris Cornelis Stuurop, Marina Azzaroli Bleken
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Last time: 2021H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Decentralized Water and Sanitary Systems are highly appropriate in rural areas. In urban areas such systems are increasingly interesting especially in connection to "green city" development. Storm water handling through " blue-green" structures is designed based on similar principles as natural systems for wastewater treatment. This course builds on THT383 and expands on the different issues of THT383. In addition, aspects of nutrient recycling to agriculture is covered and design of blue-green urban stormwater systems is given more emphasis than in THT383. The course expands the understanding of natural and recycling systems for wastewater handling. The students will work in teams solving real cases. The cases will be presented in seminars and supplemented with lectures. The main focus will be on groundwater protection and supply, and on natural systems (soil infiltration, wetlands and ponds), source separating systems for wastewater treatment as well as blue-green stormwater treatment. The course views technology in a systems perspective where green "circular" economy becomes increasingly important.
Learning outcome:
The students will have a good understanding of groundwater supply, natural and source separating systems for wastewater handling and blue green systems for stormwater handling. They will have the necessary skills to be able to design small water supply systems based on groundwater or rainwater harvesting as well as design and implement small natural and source separating systems for wastewater treatment and stormwater handling. 
Learning activities:
The course is based on lectures, seminars, demonstrations and excursions.
Teaching support:
During office hours, depending on lecturers availability.
Depending on the selected cases. Revised annually.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Lectures, seminars, fieldwork and excursions.
Individual oral examination counts 50% and presentation of group work counts 50%. Both parts must be passed to pass the course. Continous examination: A-E / Not passed.
Nominal workload:
150 hours. (5ECTS)
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 82 class hours. 12 days of 2 hours per day. Demonstrations/excursions/seminars minimum 2 days.
The course is directly connected to THT383.
External examiner will be used at all examination parts.
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades