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Safe nutrient recycling

Subject content

The focus of the course is biological and chemical treatment technologies, with emphasis on the sanitisation aspect, and environmental assessment and microbial risk assessment of biological waste- and decentralized wastewater systems. The course covers: amounts and composition of waste fractions; aerobic and anaerobic treatments for waste and wastewater (e.g. composting, anaerobic digestion, chemical sanitization, infiltration and drainage ponds) from an international perspective. Aspects of treatments and systems covers process microbiology, thermo- and process dynamics, dimensioning, emissions, resource utilisation of e.g. feed and fertilisers, hygiene and practical implementation.

Learning activities

The course uses different teaching methods to promote students'learning and discussions. The course combines theoretical learning from lectures and literature with practical exercises to achieve an in-depth understanding of the subject. The practical exercises include a waste treatment laboratory, a computer exercise on environmental systems analysis and a project work on microbial risk assessment. Other activities are study visits and seminars.

The course exercises the following generic competences:

  • problem solving

  • scientific methods

  • written communication

  • teamwork

  • creativity

The following activities are compulsory:

Examination, laboratory and computer exercises, oral presentations, study visits and seminars.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

MX0161-20195 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science Soil, Water and Environment - Master's Programme Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Environmental Science Biology
Course code: MX0161 Application code: SLU-20195 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 100%