Wine production engineering and winery wastewater and waste treatment - TRATTAMENTO REFLUI E RIFIUTI (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
David Bolzonella
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I sem - 3° anno dal Oct 30, 2017 al Jan 31, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

The module of “Winery waste and wastewater management” is part of the course of “Wine Process Engineering and Winery Waste and Wastewater Management” which is the core of the technological part of the course in Viticulture and Oenology. This module covers the fundamental knowledge of legislation and management and treatment of winery waste and wastewaters which is a fundamental part of a daily life in a wine making facility


The definitions, legal aspects and technological alternatives for winery waste and wastewater management are part of the course module.
The main topics for the part of winery wastewater management are:
Definitions: wastewater specific production, flowrate and characteristics
Treatment options: unit operations for chemical, physical and biological treatment options. Bioprocesses based on activated sludge or anaerobic processes. Nutrients removal.
With specific reference to waste produced in a typical wine making facility the following aspects will be covered: the European Waste Catalogue and waste classification and characteristics, the management flow (producer, logistic, treatment), different treatment options for organic waste.
Fundamental textbooks are:
• Il trattamento delle acque reflue di cantina. Berta, Minetti, Stecchi. Edizioni Tecniche Nuove.
• Wastewater Engineering, Metcalf & Eddy, Edizioni McGraw Hill International

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination will consist of both a written and oral part. The written tests will be a multiple-choice test aimed at evaluating the general level of understanding of students. Both theoretical and numerical exercise will be part of the exam. The test will be made of 30 questions, each one with value +1 (if correctly answered).
Students who will pass the written test will have an oral exam dedicated to the evaluation of the specific knowledge of the technological aspects of the course.
The final evaluation will be the average of both written and oral exams.