Welcome at the course Wastewater Treatment. This course is given by the faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the University of Technology Delft.

Description

The course deals with background and application of various wastewater treatment technologies. Both high-tech and low-tech systems are discussed, which are applicable in industrialized and developing countries. Anaerobic treatment systems, focusing on resource recovery are extensively discussed. Modern technologies for (extensive) nutrient removal / recovery are dealt with as well as membrane techniques for wastewater treatment.

In the lectures the following topics will be dealt with:
(1) Aerobic Granular Sludge Processes
(2) Sludge thickening and stabilisation
(3) Anaerobic treatment
(4) Natural treatment systems
(5) MBR systems for wastewater treatment
(6) N removal using anammox
(8) Effluent polishing
(9) Physical chemical treatment

Experiments

4 experiments have to be performed:

(1) Nitrogen removal
(2) Specific methanogenic activity test
(3) Ultrafiltration
(4) Biowin modelling of activated sludge systems

Modules

  • Process design of WWTP
  • Aerobic Granular Sludge Processes
  • Activated sludge systems
  • Sludge thickening and stabilisation
  • Anaerobic treatment fundamentals
  • Anaerobic reactor systems (UASB)
  • Environmental factors impacting anaerobic treatment
  • Post treating anaerobic reactors
  • Natural treatment systems
  • MBR systems for wastewater treatment
  • N removal using anammox
  • Enhanced P removal
  • Physical chemical treatment
  • Very low effluent nutrient levels
  • Effluent recovery for reuse
  • Vallorisation of pollutants
  • Decentralised sanitation / source separation
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