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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Design of Chemical and Environmental Plants and Environmental Impact Assessment I


School Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Direction Chemical Engineering
Course ID ENVE 554 Semester 8th
Course Category Required
Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS

Lectures,Tutorials and Lab assignments

T=2, E=2, L=1

Course Type Scientific area
Instruction/Exam Language Greek
The course is offered to Erasmus students No
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Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to teach students methodologies for designing industrial and environmental facilities (eg municipal waste water treatment plants) and environmental impact assessment.

Students work in teams to design a wastewater treatemnt plant, based on raw data. Work includes the search / calculation of design parameters, the design of the installation, and the preparation of the relevant Environmental Impact Study. At the end of the semester, the students present orally the preliminary results of their work. The work is completed in the MP555 course.

Upon successful completion of this course the students will be able to:

  •  Establish the basis for designing industrial and environmental processes.
  •  Selects the appropriate sequence of processes and designs flow charts
  •  Calculate Process Design Parameters
  •  Assess the environmental impact of projects
General Competencies/Skills
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Decision making
  • Project design and management



  1. Basic Concepts on Environmental Licensing.
  2. Content of Environmental Impact Assessment Studies.
  3. Methodology for Writing Environmental Impact Assment Studies.
  4. Estimation of design capacity of Industrial and Environmental Facilities.
  5. Compilation of Flow Charts / Technology Selection Criteria.
  6. Mass balances.
  7. Methodology for the design of Industrial and Environmental Systems
  8. introduction to the design of wastewater treatment plants
  9.  Estimation of inlat and outlet flows and loadings
  10. Plant location-Flow chart
  11. Design of pretreatment systems (gridding system-digritter)
  12. Design of primary treatment system (primary clarifier)
  13. Design of disinfection system (chlorination)



Lecture Method Direct (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Specialized software
  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester
- Lectures and Tutorials 78
- Case analysis exercises 13
- Projects 45
- Autonomous study 14
Course Total 150

Assessment Method

I. Written final exam (50%) comprising of:
- Questions on environmental impact assessment studies
- Problems related to the design of environmental facilities

II. Presentation of Group Work and Oral Exam on the Design of Chemical or Environmental Facilities (50%)


  • Βαβίζος Γιώργος, Μερτζάνης Αριστείδης, Περιβάλλον, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου & Σια ΟΕ
  • Μανωλιάδης Οδυσσέας, Περιβαλλοντικός σχεδιασμός, Μελέτη και εκτίμηση περιβαλλοντικών επιπτώσεων, Εκδόσεις Στέλλα Παρίκου & Σια ΟΕ
  • Βαγιωνά Δήμητρα, Μελέτες Περιβαλλοντικών Επιπτώσεων, Εκδόσεις ΑΠΘ
  • Peters Max, Timmerhaus Klaus D., West Ronald E, Σχεδιασμός και οικονομική μελέτη εγκαταστάσεων για μηχανικούς, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα και Υιοί ΟΕ.
  • Μαρίνος-Κουρής Δ.Σ., Μαρούλης Ζ.Β, Σχεδιασμός χημικών βιομηχανιών, Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου & Σια ΟΕ.
  • Syer R. Qasim, Wastewater treatment plants: Planning, design and operation. Εκδόσεις CRC PRESS
  • P. A. Vesilind Wastewater treatment plant design: Textbook and workbook set, Εκδόσεις IWA Publishing.


Course Instructor: Associate Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Lectures: Associate Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises: K. Antelli (LTS - ChEnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises: Associate Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng), K. Antelli (LTS - ChEnvEng)