Engineers, scientists and other water professionals with a BSc degree in environmental sciences, chemical engineering, civil engineering or related disciplines.
While there is not a strict prerequisite to undertaking this course it is recommended that the participants are familiar with basic concepts of:
- Microbiology (First-year undergraduate level, eg. classification of microbial life, autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms, growth requirements...)
- Chemistry (First-year undergraduate level, eg. chemical bonds, balancing reactions equations, oxidation-reduction reactions, solubility equilibrium, Gibbs free energy...)
In case you desire to update/refresh these concepts you can have a look at our free online preparatory courses on Microbiology and Chemistry via the link " https://ocw.un-ihe.org/".
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 22 March 2021
End: 09 April 2021
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 21 February 2021 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 3000
VAT is not included in the course fee
- describe the physical, chemical and microbiological processes occurring in
anaerobic reactors and a number of natural systems
- critically reflect on the current sanitation systems encountered in many urban areas and to indicate ways to improve this situation in a sustainable manner;
- evaluate the possibilities for closing cycles of energy, water and nutrients
- evaluate the feasibility of the application of the technologies studied in this module in urban settings in the developing world
- carry out preliminary process design of treatment and reuse systems to assess the needs for capital, land, equipment and operation and maintenance
The syllabus includes the following subjects: rationale of applying natural systems for wastewater management; role of anaerobic pre-treatment in sanitation strategies; anaerobic reactor technology; nutrient cycles; waste stabilisation ponds; fish aquaculture; macrophyte ponds; constructed wetlands; land applications; technology selection; World Health Organisation and Food & Agricultural Organisation guidelines, development of appropriate cropping patterns, crop selection, irrigation technology and nutrient demand; and matching irrigation water supply and demand.