Engineers, scientists and other water professionals with a BSc degree in environmental sciences, chemical engineering, civil engineering or related disciplines.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 04 March 2019
End: 22 March 2019
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 03 February 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850
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.