Conventional Water and Wastewater Treatment

Course Information:

Course ID: A-105
Type of Course: Required
Semester: Fall

Instructor: Associate Professor P. Gikas

Recommended Reading:

  • Metcalf & Eddy (Revised by G. Tchobanoglous, F.L. Burton and H. D. Stensel, 2003, "Wastewater engineering, treatment and reuse" 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  • Α.Ι. Στάμου και Ζ.Σ. Βογιατζής, 1994, «Βασικές αρχές και σχεδιασμός συστημάτων επεξεργασίας αποβλήτων», 2η Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Τεχνικού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδας.
  • C.P. L. Grady, Jr. and H.C. Lim, 1980, "Biological wastewater treatment", Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • Μ. Μήτρακας, 2001, «Ποιοτικά χαρακτηριστικά και επεξεργασία νερού», 2η  Έκδοση. Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα.


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Course objectives:

The course aims at providing the fundamental analysis and design of the most important unit operations as well as chemical and biological processes used for wastewater treatment.


1st Week Introduction to water/wastewater pollution and quality control.
2nd Week: General principles on water/wastewater treatment, Preliminary treatment.
3rd Week Sedimentation-I (Basic design principles)
4th Week Introduction to chemical reaction kinetics, Design of chemical reactors
5th Week Activated Sludge-I (Removal of organic load, Nitrification, Denitrification, Phosphorus removal)
6th Week: Activated Sludge-II (Main design principles)
7th Week: Coagulation,-Flocculation, Filtration
8th Week: Disinfection (Chlorination, Ozonation, UV radiation)
9th Week: Biosolids management-I (Thickening, Dewatering, Composting)
10th Week: Biosolids management-II (Anaerobic digestion)
11th Week: Special systems for wastewater treatment (MBR, MBBR)
12th Week: Water reclamation and reuse processes

Assessment method:

  • Project (50%)
  • Final exam (50%)

Last modification: 10-10-2019