Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.K. de Kreuk    M.K.deKreuk@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/8/0/0 + practicum
Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
English
Required for
Thesis track Wastewater Treatment
Summary
The course deals with advanced and new wastewater treatment techniques that in - addition to purify polluted effluents - are oriented to recover resources from waste streams, such as energy, water, nutrients, etc.
Course Contents
Lectures:

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 and granular sludge techniques for wastewater treatment. In brief, this course will adress the following topics:

1. Process design of wastewater treatment plants
3. Design of activated sludge systems, using sludge kinetics;
4. Anaerobic treatment fundamentals
5. Anaerobic reactor systems with emphasis on UASB
6. Environmental factors impacting anaerobic treatment
7. Post treating effluent of anaerobic reactors
8. MBR systems for wastewater treatment
2. Aerobic Granular Sludge Processes (Nereda)
9. N removal using Anammox
10. Tertiary sewage treatment
12. Water, nutrient and energy recovery for reuse
13. Sewage - treatment plant interaction
14. Decentralised sanitation / source separation

Experiments:
Several unit operations used in wastewater treatment and water reclamation are simulated in pilot scale and bench scale set-ups as well as in computer simulation programmes (biowin).
1. N removal
2. Membrane filtration
3. Methanogenic conversions, bio-energy preservation
4. Biowin simulation of wastewater treatment plants

Different measuring techniques and (bio)chemical analyses are used to monitor the experiments. Where applicable, the experimental results are used to design a full scale treatment unit. Each experiment has to be worked out in a report.
Study Goals
After this course the student is able to design the basics of conventional aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment plants, based on different influent conditions and effluent demands. Moreover, the student is able to identify and compare innovations in wastewater treatment technologies of the last decade and advice upon technologies to apply in different situations.
Education Method
Lectures with media support, experimental work on wastewater treatment processes, excursions and computer simulation programmes.
Computer Use
Biowin simlation software for wastewater treatment bioprocesses
Course Relations
CIE4485 uses knowledge of CT1121, CT3011, CT3420, CIE4495
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture notes and handouts will be available at blackboard.
Books
Wastewater Engineering, Treatment and Reuse, 4th Edition (Metcalf and Eddy), G. Tchobanoglous, Franklin L. Burton, H. David Stensel, ISBN 0071122508 (paperback), 0070418780 (hard cover), available at book shop.
Biological Wastewater Treatment, Principles, Modelling and Design, M. Henze, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, G.A. Ekama, D. Brdjanovic (eds.), ISBN: 9781843391883, IWA Publishing, London, UK, available at book shop
Assessment
Written exam, open questions, and reports of laboratory experiments as well as Biowin computer simulation excercises
Remarks
Condition: reports of experiments and Biowin simulation have to be handed in before written exam is made
Elective
Yes
Tags
Analysis
Calculus
Design
Energy
Group Dynamics/Project Organisation
Group work
Lab Research
Modelling
Practicals
Process
Small groups
Sustainability
Technology
Transport phenomena
Water Engineering
Water management
Contact
Dr.Ir. M. de Kreuk, room 4.61, tel.: 015 27 85274, e-mail: m.k.dekreuk@tudelft.nl
Prof.Dr.Ir. J.B. van Lier, room 4.57, tel.: 015-2781615, e-mail: j.b.vanlier@tudelft.nl and
Expected prior Knowledge
CIE 4495 Fundamentals of watertreatment, CTB3365 introduction to water treatment
Academic Skills
Skills:
Critical Thinking
Interpretation of experimental results
Writing reports
Cooperation
Problem solving

Ethics:
Judgemental skills
Debating and discussion.
Professionalism

Integrity:
Reasoning/arguing
Logic
Experimental data analysis and presentation

Citizenship:
Awareness of and reflection on and responsibility towards the social (international) context and consequences of technology and scientific actions
Literature & Study Materials
Lecture notes and handouts will be available at blackboard.
Judgement
The final mark for this course consists of an average of the mark for the exam, the mark for the laboratory experimental work and the mark for te Biowin assignment. However, each element needs to be passed.
Final mark: 50% exam, 25% labwork, 25% Biowin modeling

Marking:
Exam: average of all questions.
Experiments: 80% reporting, 20% laboratory experiments
Biowin modeling: 80% simulations, 20% reporting
Permitted Materials during Exam
calculator
Collegerama
Yes
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