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Nutrient Removal and Resource Recovery in Wastewater
About this courseSkip About this course
Nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, are essential for all living organisms. However, excess amounts of nutrients in wastewater often result in eutrophication that may deplete oxygen, promote harmful algal bloom, and even create dead zone for aquatic organisms. Therefore, nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater should be adequately treated before discharge. Additionally, there are growing interests to recover nutrients and energy from wastewater to reduce treatment costs and improve the sustainability of wastewater treatment systems.
This course introduces the fundamental knowledge and practice of biological nutrient removal in wastewater treatment and prepares students for designing biological nutrient removal systems. At the end of the course, students are expected to understand general principles of biological nitrogen removal and biological phosphorus removal, apply the knowledge to select the best unit process to remove nutrients, apply the knowledge to select the best unit process to recovery resources, and analyze and evaluate biofuel systems.
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- nitrogen removal
- phosphorus removal
- resource recovery
- anaerobic digestion
- Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidation
- Phosphorus Removal
- Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Principle
- Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Processes
- Nutrient Recovery
- Metal Recovery
- Bioelectrochemical Systems
- Anaerobic Digestion
- Process Description and Microbiology
- Impact Factors of Anaerobic Digestion
- Innovative Biofuel Techniques
About the instructors
Frequently Asked QuestionsSkip Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a required textbook?
Are there recommended textbooks?
The following textbooks are recommended:
- "Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications" by Bruce Rittmann and Perry McCarty
- "Biofuels" by Wim Soetaert and Erick J. Vandamme