Wastewater Management II: treatment and valorization of industrial wastewater

(Course Code: 215KEΥ, Course outline)

Semester: 7 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 5 Type:
Prerequisite Courses: Course type: Skills development Instructor:
  • To understand the different types and the characteristics of agro-industrial wastewater
  • To understand the main biological and physicochemical processes that are applied during industrial wastewater treatment
  • To apply simple equations for the design of industrial wastewater treatment
  • To understand and evaluate the current legislations on industrial wastewater treatment
  • To apply in the lab commonly applied processes for agro-industrial wastewater treatment and evaluate the results
  • To determine the main chemical parameters that are used during the operation of industrial wastewater treatment
Topics per Week:

The course consists of 7 lectures, 1 field trip and 5 laboratory exercises.

  1. Introduction to industrial wastewater management
  2. Categories and characteristics of agro-industrial wastewater
  3. Biological treatment
  4. Application of biological treatment Ι (laboratory exercise)
  5. Application of biological treatment IΙ (laboratory exercise)
  6. Physicochemical treatment: Coagulation – Flocculation
  7. Application of Coagulation – Flocculation (laboratory exercise)
  8. Physicochemical treatment: Chemical oxidation
  9. Application of chemical oxidation (laboratory exercise)
  10. Physicochemical treatment: Adsorption
  11. Application of adsorption (laboratory exercise)
  12. Field trip to olive mill and dairy industry
  13. Technologies for recovery of substances, materials and energy
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)

7 lectures (3 hours per week)

Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)

5 laboratory exercises (3 hours per week)

Other Activities:

1 field trip

  1. Five sets of laboratory assays (50%)
  2. Compulsory final examination (50%)

Yes, 30 pages

Basic Textbook:
  • Βλυσσίδης Α. (2014) Βιομηχανική ρύπανση, εκδόσεις Σιδερής
  • Γεωργίου και Αιβαζίδης (2006) Πρόληψη ρύπανσης και ελαχιστοποίηση αποβλήτων στη βιομηχανία, Εκδ. Τζιόλα
  • Tchobanoglous et al. (2006) Μηχανική Υγρών Αποβλήτων: Επεξεργασία και Επαναχρησιμοποίηση, Τόμος Α, Β, Εκδ. Τζιόλα, Θεσσαλονίκη
  • Λυμπεράτος Γ., Βαγενάς Δ. (2012) Διαχείριση Υγρών Αποβλήτων, Εκδ. Τζιόλα, Θεσσαλονίκη
  • Crites R. and Tchobanoglous G. (1998) Small and Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems, WCB/Mc Graw-Hill, USA.

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

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