Research Methods in Environmental Engineering

(Course Code: 243 ΚΕΥ, Course outline)

Semester:  6 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 6 Type:

Optional Compulsory

Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Skills development Instructor:  Stasinakis Ath. / Schaelicke Dirk

The familiarization of the students with research methods applied in environmental engineering and their training on specific methodologies and technologies related to the evaluation of water pollution and wastewater treatment

Topics per Week: The course consists of 8 lectures, 2 field trips and 1 laboratory exercise.

  1. Introduction, course objectives, evaluation
  2. Research principles in aquatic pollution and wastewater treatment: literature review, sampling, samples’ storage & conservation
  3. Samples collection from Mytilene’s STP (field trip)
  4. Samples collection from Evargetoulas STP and Evergetoulas River, measurement with portable instruments (field trip)
  5. Chemical analyses of basic pollutants (COD, TSS) (laboratory exercise)
  6. Research principles in aquatic pollution and wastewater treatment: data statistical treatment
  7. Research principles in aquatic pollution and wastewater treatment: data interpretation and presentation
  8. Methodology for writing and presenting diploma thesis
  9. Methodology for writing and presenting scientific articles and announcements
  10. Presentation of a case study in the research field of aquatic pollution and wastewater treatment
  11. Preparation of course assay: distribution of roles, schedule, possible risks
  12. Oral presentation of course assay
  13. Submission of written course assay
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
:
8 lectures (3 h per week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
:
1 laboratory excercise (4 h )
Other Activities: 2 field trips
Grading:
  1. Submission of written assays presenting the major findings of lab analyses and experiments (60%)
  2. Oral presentation of the major findings of lab analyses and experiments (40%)
Notes: Lecture slides in PowerPoint format,written instructions for the laboratory exercises
Basic Textbook: Βλυσίδης, Μάη, Μπαραμπούτη (2015) Βιομηχανική Ρύπανση, Εκδόσεις Ι. ΣΙΔΕΡΗΣ
Bibliography: Liu and Liptak (1996) Environmental Engineering Handbook, Lewis Publishers

Li and Miglaccio (2010) Water quality concepts, sampling and analyses, CRC Press

APHA (2012) Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater, 22nd edition

Metcalf and Eddy (2006) Μηχανική Υγρών Αποβλήτων, 4η έκδοση, τόμος Α, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα

Language:

The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English

Internet Links:

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