Open University of Applied Sciences
Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering
After completing this course student knows about the major physical, chemical and biological water and wastewater treatment units, such as sedimentation, filtration, coagulation/flocculation, activated sludge, N and P removal, membrane processes, ion exchange, advanced oxidation processes. He/she can perform mass balance calculations related to the units. Knows various natural wastewater treatment systems and the alternative wastewater management options. Can perform simple design of a water/wastewater treatment system for a specific situation.
Physical, chemical, and biological unit operations used in water and wastewater treatment, drinking water production, wastewater treatment, and sludge processing, laboratory exercises: activated sludge analysis, activated sludge process, coagulation and flocculation.
05.09.2019 08:00 - 10:00
11.09.2019 13:00 - 17:00
12.09.2019 08:00 - 10:00
19.09.2019 08:00 - 10:00
26.09.2019 08:00 - 10:00
02.10.2019 13:00 - 17:00
03.10.2019 08:00 - 10:00
09.10.2019 13:00 - 17:00
24.10.2019 08:00 - 10:00
30.10.2019 08:00 - 12:00
31.10.2019 08:00 - 10:00
07.11.2019 08:00 - 10:00
14.11.2019 08:00 - 10:00
20.11.2019 13:00 - 17:00
21.11.2019 08:00 - 10:00
27.11.2019 13:00 - 17:00
28.11.2019 08:00 - 10:00
05.12.2019 08:00 - 10:00
12.12.2019 08:00 - 10:00
You will be handling real activated sludge during the course, due to which you should be up to date with the Tetanus vaccination before the laboratories.
This course is primarily aimed for the IDEE students and Double Degree students. Before taking this course you should have the Water and Sanitation course and all basic chemistry courses done. Exchange students planning to take the course, has to have experience and training in working in laboratory and should have an introductory water treatment and chemistry courses done before taking this course. If you are an exchange student and you do not have studies the aforementioned courses, you are advised to take Water and Sanitation course instead of this course.
All lecture materials and laboratory instructions are available in Tabula. In addition, there are several good sources available for learning more about the water and wastewater engineering. One very thorough one is a book by George Tchobanoglous (1987). We recommend you to use e-books available in TAMK library, for example a book by Stephenson and Stuetz (2009) is a good source and can be accessed as an e-book.
Stephenson, Tom Stuetz, Richard. (2009). Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes. IWA Publishing. Online version available at TAMK library e-books.
Tchobanoglous, G. 1987. Water quality: Characteristics, modeling, modification. repr. with corr. Reading (Mass.): Addison-Wesley.
The course consists of lectures and discussions, exercises, field excursion of which students write report, compulsory laboratory exercise (follow up of a pilot wastewater treatment plant during a study-period: periodical sampling, sample analyses) and exam. Together these form the course grade as follows:
short assignments max. 40 points; laboratory report max. 30 points; exam max. 30 points
Grade 0: 0-29 points; grade 1: 30-44 points; grade 2: 45-59 points; grade 3:60-74 points; grade 4: 75-89 points; grade 5: 90-100 points.
Contact lectures, exercises 24h
Laboratory exercises, module checking and sample analyses 18 h
Wastewater treatemnt plant visit 4 h
Self study (weakly assignments, pretasks, laboratory report) 85 h
Total 135 h.
The payment term is 21 days net from the invoice date.
Registration becomes binding 7 days before the course begins. The study place has to be cancelled by contacting the Open UAS Office by email (avoinamk(at)tamk.fi). If cancelled later, the whole fee is charged. Please remember to cancel your registration in time if you cannot start the studies. It is never enough simply to inform a teacher that you wish to cancel your registration.
Please register for the course you wish to take using the registration form provided at the top of this page. Submit the form two weeks before the beginning of the course at the latest. After that, you can contact the Open UAS Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask if there are any free places available.
Registration becomes binding 7 days before the beginning of the course. We will send an invitation to the email address you have given. The invitation will include detailed instructions about starting the studies.
TAMK’s degree students register through the student administration system, Pakki. They will be admitted if there are free places on the course. The studies are free of charge for degree students.