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Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IYTS1102
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: YT 2019
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 4 (2022-2023)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Sten, Pekka
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2022-2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002YT2019-4, YT2019-4A, YT2019-4B2022-11-01 – 2023-03-01Irma Hyry, Pekka StenFinnish2022-12-01 – 2023-01-10

Learning Outcomes

The student gets acquainted with potable water treatment as well as municipal wastewater treatment and treatment of effluents in some industries.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student´s work is 108 h, which contains 56 h of contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Chemistry in Technology, Chemistry Laboratory Exercises, Water Laboratory Exercises, Water Chemistry, Introduction to Technical Mathematics
Water Laboratory Exercises is studied parallelly.


Raw- and treated water quality. The most essential unit processes and operations in water and wastewater treatment paying attention also to the related fundamental phenomena, e.g., the phenomena taking place at the solid–water interface. Typical process streams are studied in connection to excursions to waterworks and municipal waste water treatment plant.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material produced by the lecturer, and suitable parts of the following books:
Binnie, C., Kimber, M. & Thomas, H. 2018. Basic water treatment. 6th ed. ICE Publishing.
Katko, T. S. 2013. Hanaa! Suomen vesihuolto - kehitys ja yhteiskunnallinen merkitys. Vesilaitosyhdistys ry. Luvut 2-6 ja 8.
Laukkanen, T., Hartikainen, T., Kostia, S. & Rautio, M. 2003. Ympäristönsuojelun biotekniikka. Mikkelin ammattikorkeakoulu

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, home work, excursions.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Assessment Methods

Numeric assessment. Exam 80% and excursion reports 20%. It will be possible to improve the grade by active home work.