CHEM4023 - Biological Treatment of Wastes

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Aims

In this course, students will:
  • examine the problems of wastewater and solid waste in industrialized and urbanized societies;
  • explain various biological wastewater treatment methods, discuss the advantages, disadvantages and problems associated with each of the treatment processes;
  • identify the options available for handling solid waste, explain the biological principles and processes involved, discuss the pros and cons of each option;
  • critically evaluate present knowledge in treatment of wastewater and solid waste, and provide practical experience in the analysis of waste and wastewater characteristics, treatment processes and efficiency.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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