All lecture materials and laboratory instructions are available in Tabula. In addition, there are several good sources available for learning more about the water and wastewater engineering. One very thorough one is a book by George Tchobanoglous, 1987. We recommend you to use e-books available in TAMK library, for example a book by Stephenson and Stuetz, 2009 is a good source and can be accessed as an e-book.
Stephenson, Tom Stuetz, Richard., 2009. Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes. IWA Publishing. Online version available at TAMK library e-books.
Tchobanoglous, G., 1987. Water quality: Characteristics, modeling, modification. repr. with corr. Reading (Mass.): Addison-Wesley.
Teach-in, field excursion, assignments,laboratory work, group work, exam
The course consists of lectures and discussions, exercises, field excursion of which students write report, compulsory laboratory exercise (follow up of a pilot wastewater treatment plant during a study-period: periodical sampling, sample analyses) and exam. The course grade is formed taking into consideration the achievements from assignment and the exam, quality of laboratory report and activity and interest shown throughout the course.
30.08.2021 - 17.12.2021
02.07.2021 - 28.08.2021
Johannes Jermakka, Seija Haapamäki, Hilda Szabo
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering, Open University of Applied Sciences
TAMK Main Campus
If you have completed a similar course elsewhere, please use the TAMK accreditation system.
If COVID situation allows, students will visit the water treatment plant and the wastewater treatment plant in Tampere.
Exam at the end of the course.
Contact lectures, exercises 24h
Laboratory exercises, module checking and sample analyses 18 h
Wastewater treatemnt plant visit 4 h
Self study (weakly assignments, pretasks, laboratory report) 85 h
Total 135 h.
Physical, chemical and biological water and wastewater treatment units, natural wastewater treatment, alternative wastewater management options, compulsory laboratory exercise running throughout the course.
a. Exam and/or laboratory exercises have not been completed.
b. Despite participating in the laboratory exercises and the exam, the achieved competence is insufficient.
This means that, in spite of doing some of the assignments and being able to perform laboratory measurements and experiments under supervision, the student has not shown that they know the basic concepts discussed during the course, or has not shown sufficient skills in reporting the results of the measurements and experiments.
Student participated in the laboratory exercises and the exam. Overall the achieved competence is sufficient but narrow.
This means that
-some of the assignments were done acceptably
-the student is familiar with the basic concepts discussed during the course but often makes mistakes when applying them
-can perform the laboratory measurements and experiments under supervision
-has basic skills in reporting the results of the measurements and experiments
Student participated in the laboratory exercises and the exam. He/she is able to structure relations between observed phenomena and theory behind it.
This means that:
-most of the assignments are completed acceptably
-the exam shows that the student is familiar with the concepts discussed during the course and can apply them in most situations
-is fluent in the basic concepts and phenomena related to the subjects discussed during the course
-can solve model exercise and new exercises correctly
-can perform laboratory measurements and experiments independently
-the reporting of the laboratory results shows that the student attempts to apply the theoretical knowledge in explaining the results
-student is clearly motivated and interested in the subjects discussed
Student participated in the laboratory exercises and the exam. Overall the achieved competence is wide. This means that:
-the assignments were done excellently
-student is fluent in the basic concepts and phenomena related to the subjects discussed during the course
-can solve model exercise and new exercises correctly, shows creativity in solving tasks
- can perform simple laboratory measurements and experiments independently
-the reporting of the laboratory results shows that the student can apply the theoretical knowledge in explaining the results
-student is clearly motivated and interested in the subjects discussed, eventually brings up new professional subjects