Advanced Oxidation Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Course Information:

Course ID: A-104
Type of Course: Required
Semester: Spring

Instructor:  Assistant Professor N. Xekoukoulotakis

Recommended Reading:

  • J.C. Crittenden, R. Trussell, D.W. Hand, K.J. Howe, G. Tchobanoglous, Water Treatment, Principles and Design, 3rd Edition, 2012, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9780470405390.
  • G. Tchobanoglous, H.D. Stensel, R. Tsuchihashi, F.L. Burton, Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse Recovery, 5th edition, 2013, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN: 9781259010798.
  • S. Parsons, Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment, 2004, IWA Publishing, ISBN: 9781843390176.


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Course objectives:

In the present course it will be presented in detail the main Advanced Oxidation Processes used in Water and Wastewater Treatment.


1st Week Oxidation Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment
2nd Week: Introduction to Advanced Oxidation Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment
3rd Week Ozonation, O3
4th Week Ozonation, O3
5th Week Ultraviolet radiation, UV
6th Week: Ultraviolet radiation, UV
7th Week: Ultraviolet radiation in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, UV/H2O2
8th Week: Oxidation in the presence of Iron(III) or Iron(II) salts and hydrogen peroxide, H2O2 (Fenton and photo-Fenton oxidation)
9th Week: Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
10th Week: Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
11th Week: Sonolysis and Sono-photocatalysis
12th Week: Electrochemical Oxidation
13th Week: Laboratory Exercises and Projects Presentation

Work Load:

  • Lab exercises
  • Projects

Assessment method:

  • Final exam (50%)
  • Written assignments and Project Presentation (40%)
  • Lab reports (10%)

Last modification: 31-01-2019