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Basic Utility Design

Code

SE-BUD1

Version

2.0

Offered by

Supply Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admission requirements.

Main purpose

Humans are dependent on clean drinking water, clean energy and removal of contaminants from waste water. This course gives a basic introduction to the resources the demand calculations and main processes in drinking water, waste water and heating utility companies.

Knowledge

Upon completion of the course, the student have gained knowledge of:
• Components of water, wastewater and district heating systems
• Energy balance in order to understand energy systems and energy transfer in order optimize them and reduce the carbon footprint of heat production
• Quality requirements for water consumption and wastewater discharge

Skills

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
• Use digital tools such as Heat Roadmap Europe
• Make basic analyzes for water and wastewater quality
• Calculation of system loading rates
• Calculation of water consumption, heat needed and wastewater produced

Competences

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to apply knowledge and skills to:
• At a basic level suggest a process design for drinking water, wastewater and district heating
• Analyze demand and/or flows for a given area
• Relate the demands for the quality to the existing legislations
• Perform simple laboratory analyses
• Describe the main components of each system

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The teaching style is based on the theories of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and the activities are a mixture of Lectures, collection of data and its analysis, report writing, assignments solved with assistance of lecturer discussions in groups assisted by the lecturer, presentations, self-study, homework assignments.

137.5 hours of work for the student.

Resources

• Von Sperling M.; 2007; Wastewater Characteristics, Treatment and Disposal
• Henze M., Harremoes P., la Cour Jansen J., Arvin E.; 1997; Wastewater Treatment Biological and Chemical Processes
• Collection of latest articles and related material will be provided as required.

Evaluation

Examination

Prerequisites:
Mandatory assignments handed in before deadline and accepted.

Type of examination:
Ongoing assessment of 3 assignments during the semester and a final exam in the form of a written test, each weighing 25%.
Internal assessment.

Allowed tools:
NA

Re-exam:
Individual oral examination with internal assessment.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7 point scale.

Additional information

Lecturers:
Henrik Bjørn
Allan Stokvad Abildskov
Irina Pitropova

Responsible

Agnieszka Behrend

Valid from

8/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory for Supply Engineering
1. semester

Keywords

Distribution system, drinking water treatment, sewer systems, wastewater treatment, district heating plants, energy sources, pipe network systems, water and heat consumption, wastewater production, quality limits.