Course overview

ONLINE COURSE

Biological Wastewater Treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design

This online course consists of 18 chapters each one containing a different number of videolectures on wastewater treatment technologies.

Target Group: Sanitary engineers, (environmental) biotechnologists, biochemists, civil engineers, environmental engineers, chemists, environmental scientists and different professionals working or interested in the wastewater treatment field.

Prerequisites: A BSc or MSc degree on any the following fields is preferable: sanitary engineering, (environmental) biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental sciences.


Time Framework for the Online course: 22 weeks, from the first week of January to the first week of June.

Subjects and Lecturing Staff

Videolectures recorded by the main authors of each chapter:

Chapter No. 1. Wastewater Treatment Development: Prof. Damir Brdjanovic. UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. Delft, The Netherlands.

Chapter No. 2. Microbial Metabolism: Prof. Yves Comeau. Ecole Polytechnique. Montreal, Canada.

Chapter No. 3. Wastewater Characterization: Prof. Mogens Henze. Technical University of Denmark. Lyngby, Denmark.

Chapter No. 4. Organic Matter Removal: Prof. George E. Ekama. University of Cape Town. Cape Town, South Africa.

Chapter No. 5. Nitrogen Removal: Prof. George E. Ekama. University of Cape Town. Cape Town, South Africa.

Chapter No. 6. Innovative Nitrogen Removal. Prof. Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht. Delft University of Technology. Delft, The Netherlands.

Chapter No. 7. Phosphorus Removal. Prof. Yves Comeau. Ecole Polytechnique. Montreal, Canada.

Chapter No. 8. Pathogen Removal. Prof. Charles P. Gerba. University of Arizona. Tucson, U.S.A.

Chapter No. 9. Aeration and Mixing. Prof. Michael K. Stenstrom. University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Chapter No. 10. Toxicity. Dr. Jorge H. Orozco Garcia. Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Monterrey, Mexico.

Chapter No. 11. Bulking Sludge. Prof. Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht. Delft University of Technology. Delft, The Netherlands.

Chapter No. 12. Final Settling. Dr. Imre Takacs. Dynamite. Bordeaux, France.

Chapter No. 13. Membrane Bio-reactors. Prof. Simon Judd. Cranfield University. Cranfield, U.K.

Chapter No. 14. Modelling Activated Sludge Processes. Prof. Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht. Delft University of Technology. Delft, The Netherlands.

Chapter No. 15. Process Control. Prof. Gustaf Olsson. Lund University. Lund, Sweden.

Chapter No. 16. Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment. Prof. Jules B. van Lier. Delft University of Technology. Delft, The Netherlands.

Chapter No. 17. Modelling Biofilms. Prof. Eberhard F. Morgenroth. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EAWAG) Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (ETH) Dubendorf. Switzerland.

Chapter No. 18. Biofilm Reactors. Prof. Eberhard F. Morgenroth. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EAWAG) Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (ETH) Dubendorf. Switzerland.


Didactics

The participant is encouraged to first read the text book and watch the videolectures on a regular basis. Once the lecturing material has been studied, then the assignment correspondent to each chapter can be answered and submitted for assessment. Each assessment contains different questions and exercises to apply the gained knowledge to practical situations and reflect on it. The course coordinator can provide guidance to clarify the doubts that may rise and solve diverse inquiries related to the contents of the course and topics.

Based on an average work load of 8 hours, the 18 different chapters can be completed in 22 weeks.

Lecturing Materials

The main lecturing materials are:

(i) text book 'Biological Wastewater treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design" Edited by M. Henze, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht, George A. Ekama and Damir Brdjanovic, and published by IWA Publishing and,

(ii) the DVD containing the video lectures of the main authors of the chapters.

Additional supportive material, such as presentation handouts and related publications, are also provided.

Course coordinator

Dr. Carlos M. Lopez Vazquez.

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.

Delft, The Netherlands.

E: c.lopezvazquez@unesco-ihe.org

Last modified: Saturday, 2 January 2016, 5:19 AM