THT280 On-Site Wastewater Systems

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Arve Heistad

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:For a course of 10 credits, approx. 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.

Teaching and exam period:

This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel an june.


About this course

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 in a local context. Should be able to do a complete design of an on-site treatment system and understand how to design systems for optimal resource recovery. Are able to evaluate the impact from wastewater discharges on health and environment.
  • Lectures. Participating in national seminar. Obligatory term paper with presentation. Field work, Excursion, 1-2 days.
  • The course responsible is available during regular office hours.
  • MILJØ210 and KJM100 (or equivalent)
  • Overall assessment, based on term paper (50 %) and oral exam (50 %).

  • 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.
  • Field exercises and excursion in the June block.
  • Lectures: 44 hours (11 weeks of 4 hours/week). Presentation and discussion of term papers: 8 hours. In June block field work, field visits , One two-day excursion.
  • Special requirements in Science