Biological Treatment of Wastewater (2020/2021)

Course code
4S008283
Name of lecturer
Nicola Frison
Coordinator
Nicola Frison
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
ING-IND/25 - CHEMICAL PLANTS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide knowledges of conventional and advance biological processes for the treatment of waste and wastewater from different origin (agro-industrial, municipal, industrial). During the course will be provided the knowledge aiming the design conventional biological and advanced operation units to treat and/or valorize wastewater from municipal or industrial wastewater and sewage sludge.

Syllabus

•Mass balance of environmental bioprocesses, calculation of yields and efficiencies;
• Enzyme kinetics, Michaelis Menten equation, Inhibition, Microbial Growth and Monod Equation,
• Goundwork of environmental bioreactors for bio-refineries application, numerical exercises of real case studies;
• Biological oxidation, nitrification, denitrification, biological phosphorus removal, etc.), energy recovery through anaerobic digestion.
• Graphic representation of an environmental chemical/bioprocess, use of simulators (software) for modeling and testing of environmental bioreactors.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pauline M. Doran Bioprocess Engineering Principles Academic Press 1995 0-12-220855-2
Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht Per H. Nielsen Carlos M. Lopez-Vazquez Damir Brdjanovic Experimental Methods in Wastewater Treatment IWA Publishing 2016 9781780404745
Metcalf & Eddy WASTEWATER ENGINEERING Mc Graw-Hill - Fifth edition 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Attending and non-attending candidates will have to take an oral test focusing on the topics covered during the course. During the exam, the candidate will present a technical report concerning the design of an activated sludge process and monitoring methods for the biological process.