Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for
participation in the module
The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Fundamental Chemistry,
Biology and Hydraulics.
NOTE that this course is conducted together with the 6th semester
bachelor in Civil Engineering (with specialisation in Water and
Environment) (AAU). The intended learning outcome is increased
compared to the bachelor level.
Content, progress and pedagogy of the
Students who complete the module:
- Of advanced wastewater
- Of theory for physical, chemical and microbial treatment and
- Of treatment for nutrients (nitrogen and phosphor).
- Of anaerobic processes in activated sludge.
- Of physical separation processes.
- Shall be able to quantify the important biological, chemical
and physical processes which is used for a process based wastewater
treatment plant design.
- Shall be able to account for the interaction between the
physical, microbial and chemical processes and the loading of the
- Shall be able to characterize wastewater.
- Shall be able to optimize wastewater treatment systems.
- Shall be able to design plants for mechanical and chemical
treatment of wastewater.
- Shall be able to understand to design activated sludge and
biofilm treatment plant for removal of carbon, nitrogen and
- Shall be able to understand biological mineralization processes
of carbon, nitrogen and phosphor and model these
- To plan and design new treatment plants.
- To analyze the function of existing treatment plants.
- To structure and produce technical documentation of complex
problems, methods and results.
- To communicate problems, findings and results graphically as
well as oral to the relevant target audience.
Type of instruction
Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops,
presentation seminars, lab tests.
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to
be 150 hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Fundamental Wastewater Treatment|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam.
The level of complexity of exercises/demands for the master
students attending the course is increased in comparison with the
bachelor students attending the course.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.