Wastewater Treatment

This course gives a broad overview of urban wastewater treatment and its tool box of mechanical, biological and chemical treatment processes for both wastewater and sludge. 


Besides knowledge of processes and ability to dimension and optimize different units to a well-functioning system, the course will also contribute with knowledge to be able to assess if existing plants need to be improved, to be able to improve built structures (preferable in house) in an innovative way, and be able to assess if flow variations influence the treatment processes in such a way that additional treatment steps are needed. In the course the impacts of the status of the sewer system on the function of the wastewater treatment plant is dealt with, for instance in relation to in filtration and inflows and what consequences this can result in concerning overflows, permissions and supervision from a juridical perspective. The environmental laws and regulations that influence the permissions and supervision of wastewater treatment plans are also dealt with in this course as well as the present change of the view of the wastewater treatment plant from a system for wastewater purification to a system that focus on resource efficiency.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountrySweden
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionLuleå University of Technology
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental science
Teaching placeLuleå
Tagswastewater
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