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1. Wastewater Treatment Development

Sanitizing human excreta was already addressed by the ancient civilizations while wastewater treatment development was the most visible in the 20th century. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with global drivers for sanitation and you will learn about history of wastewater treatment starting from the ancient civilisations and developments during the 18th and 19th century. Particular focus is on rapid progress during the 20th century that include the discovery of the activated sludge process and the development of the myriad of its variations, and the introduction of variety of biofilm-based technologies, addressing carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur transformations in wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment and options for resource recovery.

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    Each course has its own coding system. The code of this course is C 10. Each course consists of units. Each unit has a unique code, for example, U 10.1. In the section ‘Unit 10.1 videos │ …” you can find and watch all video-recorded lectures that belong to this unit. Similarly, in the section ‘Unit 10.1 course materials│ …”  you can download all materials that make this unit (e.g. high-resolution videos, presentation slides, reading materials, exercises, assignments, etc) as a single compressed file (in zip format). Some files may be of considerable size, so you need to assure that your computer has sufficient bandwidth and capacity for downloading.

Video-recorded presentations

Here you can watch all video-recorded lectures in this course.

1.1 Biological Wastewater Treatment in the Context of Water Quality Management

Helmut Kroiss

00:33:44

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1.2 Planning and Implementing Flexible and Adaptable Urban Water Management Infrastructure

Glen Daigger

00:24:32

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1.3 To be decided

Takashi Mino

00:00:00

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1.4 Future of Wastewater Treatment

Mark van Loosdrecht

00:00:00

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In this section, you can download all presentations, and other documents that make up this course.

  • 1 │ Videos (.zip)
    Helmut Kroiss ● Glen Daiiger ● Takashi Mino ● Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht ● Damir Brdjanovic ● Guanghao Chen
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    Helmut Kroiss ● Glen Daiiger ● Takashi Mino ● Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht ● Damir Brdjanovic ● Guanghao Chen
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    Helmut Kroiss ● Glen Daiiger ● Takashi Mino ● Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht ● Damir Brdjanovic ● Guanghao Chen
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Biological Wastewater Treatment: Examples and Exercises
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  1. Chen G., Van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Ekama G.A., Brdjanovic D. Ed. (2022) Biological Wastewater Treatment: Principles, Modelling and Design 2nd Edition, IWA Publishing, pg. 880. ISBN 9781789060355 (Hardback), ISBN 9781789064186 (Paperback) (also available in Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese).
  2. Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D., Volcke E.I.P., Van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Di. W., Chen G. Ed. (2023) Biological Wastewater Treatment: Examples and Exercises IWA Publishing, pg. 580. ISBN

Contact

Prof. Damir Brdjanovic, PhD

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