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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 Studies II


SchoolChemical and Environmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
DirectionEnvironmental Engineering
Course IDENVE 555Semester9th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Lectures, Tutorials 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 of industrial and environmental facilities (eg. municipal waste water treatment plants) and for composing environmental impact assessment studies.

Students work in teams to design a wastewater treatment 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 industrial and 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
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. Calculation of design parameters for Industrial and Environmental Processes.
  5. Financial criteria for the design of Industrial and Environmental Facilities.
  6. Design of biological treatment system-secondary clarification.
  7. Design of coagulation-flocculation systems for water reuse.
  8. Design of filtration systems (sand filters) – disinfection using UV radiation.
  9. Design of sludge management system (thickening-dewatering).
  10. Design of anaerobic digestion system and biogas utilization.
  11. Design of composting systems.
  12. Design of charts: flow, P&I, hydraulic levels, top view.
  13. Cost assesment for Industrial and Environmental processes.


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
- Tutorials26
- Projects210
- Autonomous study100
Course Total375
Assessment MethodI. 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:Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Lectures:Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng), K. Antelli (LTS - ChEnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises:Professor P. Gikas (Faculty - ChEnvEng), K. Antelli (LTS - ChEnvEng)