Slide background

School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Design of Environmental Plants and Environmental Impact Assessment Studies II


SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 555Semester9th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Lectures and Laboratory assignments

T=2, E=2, L=1

Course TypeScientific Area
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsNo
Course URLhttps// (in Greek)



Learning Outcomes

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

Students work in teams to design an environmental facility based on raw data. Work includes the estimation / calculation of design parameters, planning and costing of the installation, as well as the preparation of the relevant Environmental Impact Study. At the end of the semester, the students present orally the results of their work. The work is a continuation of the MΠ554 course.

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

  • Design integrated environmental processes
  • Compile flow charts, top view graphs, P & I diagrams, hydraulic sections
  • Estimate the cost of environmental projects
  • To prepare technical studies on environmental processes.
  • To compose environmental impact assessment studies
  • To work in teams
General Competencies/Skills
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Decision making
  • Project design and management


  1. Environmental risk assessment and methodology to address it.
  2. Methodology for composing Environmental Impact Assessment Studies.
  3. Mass and energy balances.
  4. Compilation of diagrams and charts: Flow, P & I, hydraulic sections and plant layouts.
  5. Calculation of the design parameters of environmental processes.
  6. Cost Assessment of environmental process.


Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Specialized software
  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
- Lectures26
- Lab assignments13
- Exercises26
- Projects210
- Autonomous study100
Course Total375

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