Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems and Waterways


(Code: 247KEY, Course outline)

Semester:  8 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS: 5 Type: Compulsory
Prerequisite Courses: Course type: Special background Instructor: Fountoulakis M.

Knowledge

– To describe pollutants removal mechanisms in natural treatment systems

– To recognize the role of hydrology, soil, vegetation and microbiology in natural treatment systems

– To describe different types of natural treatment systems and the field of their application

Skills

– To distinguish the appropriateness of each natural system for the treatment of different wastewater

–  To calculate basic operational parameters of natural systems such as hydraulic retention time, evapotranspiration and pollutants removal rate

Competence

– To design natural systems for wastewater and storm water treatment by using simple equations

Topics pr week:
  1. Introduction – Natural wastewater treatment systems
  2. Land treatment systems
  3. Design of land treatment systems
  4. Waste stabilization ponds
  5. Design of stabilization ponds
  6. Constructed wetlands I
  7. Constructed wetlands II
  8. Design of constructed wetlands
  9. Constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater
  10. Constructed wetlands for sewage sludge treatment
  11. Field trip
  12. Natural systems for storm water treatment
  13. Bioretention basins
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
:
2
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
:
1
Other Activities:  –
Grading: A. Compulsory final examination (70%)
– Multiple choice questionnaires
– Short-answer questions
– Problem solvingB. Two team assays (30%)
Notes:
Basic Textbook:
  • Αγγελάκης, Α.Ν., Tchobanoglous, G., 1995. Υγρά Απόβλητα-Φυσικά συστήματα Επεξεργασίας και Ανάκτηση, Επαναχρησιμοποίηση και Διάθεση εκροών”, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, ISBN 960-7309-95-2
Bibliography:
  • Crites R.W. Joe Middlebrooks E., Bastian R.K. and Reed S.C., 2014. Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems, 2ndEdition, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, USA. ISBN 978-1-4665-8327-6.
  • Kadlec, R.H., Wallace, S.D., 2009. Treatment wetlands, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, USA ISBN 978-1-56670-526-4
  • Mangangka, I.R., Liu, A., Goonetilleke, A., Egodawatta, P. 2016. Enhancing the Storm Water Treatment Performance of Constructed Wetlands and Bioretention Basins, Springer Verlag, Singapore ISBN 978-981-10-1659-2
  • Kadlec, R.H., Wallace, S.D., 2009. Treatment wetlands, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, USA ISBN 978-1-56670-526-4
  • Mangangka, I.R., Liu, A., Goonetilleke, A., Egodawatta, P. 2016. Enhancing the Storm Water Treatment Performance of Constructed Wetlands and Bioretention Basins, Springer Verlag, Singapore ISBN 978-981-10-1659-2
Language:  The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English.
Internet Links: – Related academic journals:

  1. Ecological Engineering, Elsevier
  2. Water Research, Elsevier
  3. Bioresource Technology, Elsevier
  4. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier
  5. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer