This course gives an introduction into the biological treatment processes of water, wastewater, sludge, solid waste and waste gas with a strong emphasis on wastewater treatment. The course includes lectures with several guest lecturers also from the industry, hands-on exercises and laboratory work. During the microbiology lab, lecture and demo sessions we will get closely acquainted with the microbes doing the work in biological processes.
During the course we will operate and monitor a sequencing batch reactor and a membrane bioreactor in the lab where by the end of the course we will achieve full nutrient removal. We will also see the same processes in a bit larger scale in Viikinmäki wastewater treatment plant – the largest plant in Nordic countries.