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Environmental Process Technology and Circular Economies

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Environmental Process Technology and Circular Economies
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-T-UVK
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0413, P241-0414
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V+1LU (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

[updated 23.02.2024]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB_19_V_5.13.UVK (P241-0289) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 5, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
UI-T-UVK (P241-0413, P241-0414) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, mandatory course, technical
UI-T-UVK (P241-0413, P241-0414) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 5, mandatory course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Timo Gehring
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Timo Gehring

[updated 04.08.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with and be able to explain how plants for biological wastewater treatment and water purification work, as well as the role of the main microorganisms involved. They will be able to design the main parts of plants for waste water treatment and water purification. They will be able to explain how anaerobic plants (biogas plants, anaerobic wastewater treatment, etc.) and dimension them.  Students will, in addition, be able to explain and compare current sustainable processes. They will be able to handle microorganisms in theory and practice. Students will be familiar with and be able to handle analytical instruments. They will be able to apply laboratory measuring methods in water and wastewater technology.

[updated 05.11.2020]
Module content:
Importance of microorganisms in the ecosystem, basics of limnology and soil ecology, stratification of lakes, self-purification of water systems
Chemolithoautotrophy, nitrification, sulfur bacteria, anoxic and oxigenic photosynthesis, anaerobic respiration, denitrification
Water and drinking water treatment,
Designing and dimensioning biological wastewater treatment plants, BOD5, COD, TOC, AOX, ISV, nitrification, denitrification, phosphate removal, sludge treatment, exhaust air purification, flue gas purification, flocculation, water treatment, drinking water production, water treatment, anaerobic digestion chain, sulfate reducing microorganisms, methane bacteria, sludge digestion, sewage sludge treatmentsewage sludge utilization routes routes, biogas plants, anaerobic wastewater treatment, biogas desulfurization, flue gas cleaning, composting, soil remediation, sludge treatment, air pollution control,
Current sustainable processes for environmental, climate and resource protection, sustainable production processes for fuels, food and recyclable materials, Power to X, recycling management, bio-economy.
Practical lab experiments in small groups with supervision.
Lab safety/working techniques; selected experiments in environmental biotechnology and environmental metrology

[updated 05.11.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
DWA and DVGW Arbeitsblätter: A131 etc.
ATV Handbuch: Biologische Abwassernigung
Brock Mikrobiologie
Ottow Umweltbiotechnologie;
Fleischhauer Angewandte Umwelttechnik;

[updated 05.11.2020]
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