n.BA.UI.WEWW.17HS (Water, Energy, Wastewater) 
Modul: Water, Energy, Wastewater
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Nr.
n.BA.UI.WEWW.17HS
Bezeichnung
Water, Energy, Wastewater
Leitung
Fridolin Tschudi
Credits
4

Beschreibung

Version: 2.0 gültig ab 01.08.2017
Studiengang BSc in Natural Resource Sciences
Zugehörige Kurse / Gewichtung
Kurscode Kursbezeichnung Gewichtung
n.BA.UI.WEWW.17HS.V Water, energy, wastewater 100%
     
     
     
     
     
Status Elective module
*Typus R  Related course/module (Unterstützung des Kerngebiets mit Vermittlung von Vor- oder Zusatzkenntnissen)
Geltende Rechtsordnungen RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Natural Resource Sciences degree programme
Vorausgesetzte Module Refer to module guide
Anschlussmodule -
Bemerkungen -
Telefon Modulverantwortliche +41 (0)58 934 53 12
E-Mail Modulverantwortliche fridolin.tschudi@zhaw.ch

*Typus:
C Core course/module (Kerngebiet eines Studienprogrammes)
R Related course/module (Unterstützung des Kerngebiets mit Vermittlung von Vor- oder Zusatzkenntnissen)
M Minor course/module (Wahl- oder Ergänzungskurs/-modul)
Kurs: Water, Energy, Wastewater
Nr.
n.BA.UI.WEWW.17HS.V
Bezeichnung
Water, Energy, Wastewater
Leitung
Fridolin Tschudi

Beschreibung

Version: 6.0 gültig ab 01.08.2021
Status Elective course
*Typus R   Related course/module
Geltende Rechtsordnungen RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Natural Resource Sciences degree programme
Gesamtarbeitsaufwand  in Lektionen
Semester 4. Semester
Kontaktstudium 40
Begleitetes Selbststudium 20
Autonomes Selbststudium 60
Total Workload 120
Dozierende, Referenten/Innen, Mitarbeitende Fridolin Tschudi and various internal and external lecturers
Zu erreichende Kompetenzen

The students are able to…

  • convert different forms of energy (with their different units) into each other

  • define, explain and discuss the water-energy-nexus

  • explain how different types hydropower plants function in general and how they impact downstream ecological systems

  • sketch and explain different types of turbines and generators

  • describe a wastewater based on its composition and define the needed treatment steps

  • explain the relevant physical, chemical and microbial processes in the context of wastewater treatment

  • explain how different types of wastewater treatment steps function (“classical” and “novel” technologies, “primary”, “secondary”….. treatment)

  • discuss the pros and cons of central vs decentral wastewater treatment

  • interpret and discuss the potential role of wastewater avoidance strategies

  • summarize and explain the current legal requirements for hydropower plants and for wastewater discharge

  • estimate the potential for hydropower generation at a given location

  • assess the feasibility for hydropower generation in a given location

  • dimension specific elements of a centralized waste water treatment plant for a given location

  • dimension a decentralized wastewater treatment plant at a given location

  • quantify (bio)-chemical reactions and the reaction volumes needed

  • explain the methodological challenges of circular systems

  • Use the correct English terminology for hydropower and wastewater treatment issues

  • take part in professional discussions on hydropower and wastewater treatment in English language

Lerninhalte
  • Conceptual links between water and energy, energy conversion issues

  • Energy issues:

    • aggregate changes and energy aspects on the molecular level of water

    • water flow in canals, pipelines and tubes

    • head losses, pumps, hydraulic schemes

  • Hydropower:

    • Introduction to the role of hydropower in the water cycle (history)

    • Hydropower resources, their evaluation and basic design issues of hydropower plants

    • Components and types of typical hydropower plants

    • Water turbines and generators

    • Hydropower in the context of legislation, energy policy and energy markets

    • Ecological implications of hydropower

  •  Wastewater:

    • Filtration and particles: Mechanisms of their behaviour and removal in wastewater treatment systems (e.g., surface charge, theta potential, aggregation, settling, flocculation, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, passive and active membrane filtration…)

    • Microbial ecology of biofilms and bioreactors: Basic processes of microbial conversions (e.g., fermentation, anaerobic respiration, nitrification, denitrification, anammox, sludge formation and  properties…). Dimensioning of specific treatment steps.

    • Wastewater treatment systems: central and decentral wastewater treatment systems, aerobic vs anaerobic treatment, conceptual approaches to new alternative sanitation systems

    • Water reuse in circular systems

Unterrichtssprache English
Präsenzverpflichtung -
Leistungsnachweis Written exam at the end of the semester with 100% of the grade (week 35/36)
and the possibility to gather 20% Bonus points during the semester by graded exercises.

If there is a low number of participants, the lecturer may change the form of a repeat examination after consultation with the head of the study programme: e.g. an oral examination can be used to replace a written one. Please report any changes to the form of examinations by e-mail to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch and Cc. Head of study programme.
Bibliographie -
Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse Refer to module guide
Anschlusskurse -
Bemerkungen -
Telefon Modulverantwortliche +41 (0)58 934 53 12
E-Mail Modulverantwortliche fridolin.tschudi@zhaw.ch

*Typus:
C Core course/module (Kerngebiet eines Studienprogrammes)
R Related course/module (Unterstützung des Kerngebiets mit Vermittlung von Vor- und Zusatzkenntnissen)
M Minor course/module (Wahl- oder Ergänzungskurs/-modul)

Hinweis