Intensive course


The major objective of the course is to provide the course participants with the knowledge and the practical skills that could be used in designing, managing and evaluating of modern wastewater treatment plants in order to minimize their impact on environment and on climatic changes. The specific project's objectives include:

  • making the student to realize that the combined effect of "small" emissions from a number of wastewater treatment plants can noticeable contribute to the global environmental pollution and ultimately to global climate change and that EU-wide cooperation in this area is necessary;
  • showing the students that if the commonly used wastewater and sewage sludge treatment technologies are optimized, improved or replaced with other more sustainable technologies the pollution emission to the environment can be reduced and teaching them how to achieve this;
  • showing the students that implementation of sustainable management systems supported by appropriate automation, integrated control, monitoring, and computer simulation to the existing treatment processes can result in reduction of environmental pollution and teaching them how to achieve this;
  • teaching the students how to evaluate and assess the wastewater and sludge treatment processes and technologies from the sustainable development standpoint.

Course in brief

Dates: 7.06.2010 - 19.06.2010

Participating students: 18

ECTS credits: 6 (5)

Major teaching topics

Preliminary, subject to modification.