ETE-24304 Treatment of (Micro)Pollutants in Soil and Water Systems


Credits 4.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. AAM Langenhoff
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. JTC Grotenhuis
dr. ir. AAM Langenhoff
Examiner(s)dr. ir. AAM Langenhoff
dr. ir. JTC Grotenhuis

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

ETE-10806 Introduction Environmental Technology or comparable.
The course must be combined with PCC-21802 Introductory Thermodynamics


This course deals with the methods and technologies that can be applied for the treatment of water, sediment and soils that are contaminated with (micro) pollutants. The main purpose of these technologies is to neutralize harmfulness to the environment; further they aim at closing the water cycle and re-using soil. The treatment of water, sediment and soil is directed at the destruction of the (micro) pollutant. The technologies considered are based on biological, chemical and physical processes. With soil/sediment this step may be preceded by concentrating the (micro) pollutant in a limited amount of soil material which can be treated further. Both in-situ and ex-situ technologies are discussed.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- identify present (micro) pollutants and respective treatment technologies;
- perform calculations on unit operations for treatment of contaminated water, sediment and soil;
- indicate the optimum treatment for various types of contaminated water, sediment and soil;
- compare technological and societal aspects of different technologies for a specific case.


- study theory;
- practise with realistic cases.


Written examination with open assignments.


A course manual and reader are available.

Compulsory for: BESEnvironmental SciencesBScC: Environmental Technology2MO