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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Unit Operations for Water and Wastewater Treatment

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 324Semester6th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Lectures and Laboratory assignments

5
T=2, E=1, L=4/2

5
Course TypeScientific Area
Prerequisites 
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsYes
Course URLhttps//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER320/ (in Greek)

 

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to provide students with the basic principles of unit operations used in water and wastewater treatment, as well as the methods for the technical design of installations and equipment.

Upon successful completion of this course the students will acquire new knowledge and specific skills on the following subjects:

  • Will have knowledge of the basic principles and characteristics of unit operations
  • Will learn the basic tools, methods and techniques for analysis of treatment systems of water and wastewater using unit operations (physical treatment of water and wastewater)
  • Will be capable to perform the basic design calculations regarding the dimensions of separations tanks, and equipment, as well as select the technical specifications of the required electrical/mechanical systems of individual unit operations in the framework of dealing with specific environmental problems.
  • Can evaluate or assess optimal (technically and environmentally) solutions under realistic conditions.
 
General Competencies/Skills
 
  • Review, analyze and synthesize data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Protect natural environment
 

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

 
  • Basic principles in water and wastewater treatment
  • Flow equalization
  • Screening
  • Sedimentation 
    • Discrete solids sedimentation – Grid chamber design
    • Flocculants settling – Primary sedimentation tank design
    • Zone settling– Secondary sedimentation tank design
  • Floatation
  • Deep-bed filtration
  • Surface filtration in
  • Filter-press – Belt Filter-press
  • Vacuum filters
  • Membrane separation (Reverse Osmosis, Ultrafiltration)
 

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)
Use of Information and Communication TechnologyE-class support (All teaching notes are on-line; assignments are delivered on-line)
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
(hours)
- Lectures26
- Tutorials13
- Lab assignments20
- Projects20
- Autonomous study46
Course Total125

Assessment Method

I. Written final examination (70%).

ΙΙ. Laboratory exercises (10%).

III. Autonomous assignments (20%).

5. RECOMMENDED READING

 
  • Book Eudoxus [18549053]: Wastewater Engineering, Volume Α, Metcalf & Eddy (Translated in Greek)
  • Book Eudoxus [18548788]: Water Quality and Treatment, Mitrakas Manasis (in Greek)
 

6. INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor:Assistant Professor A. Stefanakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Lectures:Assistant Professor A. Stefanakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:Assistant Professor A. Stefanakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises:E. Koukouraki (LTS - EnvEng), Dr. K. Tyrovola (LTS - EnvEng)