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Course unit
INP9087412, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ALBERTO BERTUCCO ING-IND/25

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/03 Environmental and Health Engineering 12.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Prerequisites: PLEASE NOTE: this course (6 credits) is offered to students of the Master Curriculum in Environmental Engineering. Students belonging to the Bachelor Course in Ingegneria Chimica e dei Materiali can attend the same course (as corso mutuato).
All students attending this course are required to know about fluid transport (pumps, fans, compressors), heat transfer (heat exchangers), applied thermodynamics of one-component systems, chemical kinetics, and to have a knowledge of water pollution phenomena.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge about how pollution is generated by human activities and industrial processes.
Learning the methodology for matehmatical modelling and simulation of chemical and biological reactors.
Acquiring know-how for the design, rating and operability of wastewater treatment processes and plants.
Examination methods: Written examination. It includes both a numerical exercise and two theoretical questions. Maximum scores are 15 for the exercise, and 15 for the two theoretical questions. In order to pass the exam it is needed to get at least 8/15 in the exercise.
Assessment criteria: Student evaluation will be based on:
1. understanding of concepts and methods for the analysis and simulation of reactors used in wastewater treatment
2. ability of making calculations about the design and rating of main wastewater treatment processes (both biological and physico-chemical)
Course unit contents: Water consumption, pollution sources and wastewater treatment in both urban and industrial sites.
Chemical and biological reactor engineering.
Process reactors with respect to water purification.
Biological, physical and physico-chemical wastewater treatments. Sludge treatment technologies.
Sizing and rating of biological treatment processes and plants.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. theoretical lectures
2. applied lectures, with calculation and design of wastewater treatment processes and plants
3. visit to wastewater treatment facilities
Additional notes about suggested reading: The textbook for the course is reported below. For some topics lecture notes by the teacher will be made available via Moodle.
Students are strongly recommended to attend class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Metcalf & Eddy / Aecom, Wastewater Engineering. Treatment and Resource Recovery. Fifth Edition. Volume 1 and Volume 2. New York, USA: Mc Graw Hill Education, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action