Advanced Oxidation Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Course Information:

Course ID:A-104
Type of Course:Required

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.


  • Registration not required

Course objectives:

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


1st WeekOxidation Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment
2nd Week:Introduction to Advanced Oxidation Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment
3rd WeekOzonation, O3
4th WeekOzonation, O3
5th WeekUltraviolet 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