102-0217-01L  Process Engineering Ib

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersE. Morgenroth
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentPrerequisite: 102-0217-00L Process Engineering Ia (1st half of semester).


AbstractAdvanced environmental biotechnology for wastewater, waste, and also drinking water treatment. Suspended growth and biofilm based processes. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur cycle in biological processes. Advanced design and critical evaluation of treatment plants.
ObjectiveStudents should be able to evaluate existing wastewater treatment plants and future designs using basic process understanding, mathematical modeling tools, and knowledge obtained from the current literature. The students shall be capable to apply and recognize the limits of the kinetic models which have been developed to simulate these systems.
ContentAdvanced modeling of activated sludge systems
Nitrification, denitrification, and biological P elimination
Enrichment in mixed culture systems using, e.g., selectors
Biofilm kinetics and application to full scale plants
Critical review of treatment processes
Lecture notesCopies of overheads will be made available.
LiteratureThere will be a required textbook that students need to purchase (see http://www.sww.ifu.ethz.ch/studium/vorlesungen/process-engineering-i0.html for further information).
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisit: 102-0217-00 Process Engineering Ia (in first half of semester).