Special Topics in Environmental Engineering & Science

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Semester:  A Teaching Credits:  – ECTS Credits: 10 Type:


Prerequisite Courses:  – Direction: Instructor:  O.-I. Kalantzi, C. Matsoukas, S. Vakalis. D. Lekkas, M Fountoulakis

This course aims to introduce students to advanced issues in environmental engineering and science

Topics per Week: Lectures on environmental engineering and science topics will be given each week. The lectures will include presentations on:

  • Wastewater treatment and reuse
  • Use of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR) for micropollutants removal
  • Basic concepts and applications of environmental health studies
  • Basic concepts and functions of a hydrogeologic system
  • Introduction of an interactive hydrologic model
  • Presentation of the FORTH radiation transfer model
  • Hands-on application of the Detrended Fluctuation Analysis on Matlab
  • Energy performance and the Carbon Impact of Information and Communication Technologies
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:

Visit to Mytilene’s Sewage Treatment Plant

Grading:  Written essays
Notes: Lecture slides in PowerPoint format
Basic Textbook:
  • Metcalf and Eddy (2003) Wastewater Engineering, Treatment and Reuse, Mc Graw-Hill, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill.
  • Howard Frumkin (2010) Environmental Health: From Global to Local, 2nd edition, Jossey-Bass
  • Fetter G. (1994) Applied Hydrogeology, 3rd edition, MacMillan Publishing
  • Schwartz and Zhang (2003) Fundamentals of Groundwater, Wiley
  • Kleinpeter (1996) Energy Planning and Policy, Wiley
  • Twidell and Weir (2015), Renewable Energy Resources, 3rd edition, Routledge
  • Burroughs, William James (2007) Climate change: a multidisciplinary approach, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press

The course is taught in English

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