Advanced Redox and Separation Processes


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to provide the students with knowledge on i) advanced oxidation processes based on production and reactions of hydroxyl radicals and ii) separation processes used in environmental application such as adsorption and membrane processes. The theoretical principles of the processes will be studied in detail together with discussions and case examples on their use in modern water treatment (drinking water, surface water, groundwater and industrial wastewater) and soil and groundwater remediation applications.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module must be able to

  • explain fundamental physical processes and chemical reactions involved in: Fentons based processes, photochemical advanced oxidation processes, photocatalysis, electrochemical oxidation, ozonation
  • explain degradation mechanisms and removal pathways of micropollutants
  • explain adsorption isotherms of relevance to activated carbon adsorption
  • explain the separation principles and mechanisms involved in membrane filtration of micropollutants
  • explain strengths and weaknesses of redox and separation processes
  • explain how different water treatment unit operations complement each other in terms of overall treatment level and process intensification


  • calculate energy consumption and other parameters that are used to compare the efficiency of advanced oxidation processes for a given application
  • estimate important design characteristics of a treatment system for a given application


  • device prober treatment strategies to reach desired water qualities, based on actual water treatment problems and raw water compositions
  • use proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation related to water treatment technology

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Theoretical problem solving
  • Workshops

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examAdvanced Redox and Separation Processes
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAvancerede redox og Separationsprocesser
Module codeK-KT-K2-38
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science