ETE-25306 Basic Technologies for Urban Environmental Management

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Studiepunten 6.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
One day excursion12
Lectures31
Project learning7
Tutorial12
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. K Kujawa-Roeleveld
dr. L Rodic-Wiersma
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. K Kujawa-Roeleveld
dr. L Rodic-Wiersma
dr. ir. I Leusbrock
Examiner(s)dr. ir. K Kujawa-Roeleveld
dr. L Rodic-Wiersma

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

ETE-22806 Principles of Urban Environmental Management

Continuation courses:

ETE-34306 Energy, Water and Waste Cycles in the Built Environment

Contents:

This course starts by introducing the qualitative and quantitative aspects of resource (energy, water, materials) flows in an urban system, emphasising their origin, transport, use and return to the environment. The student learns to use tools like material flow analysis and mass balances for the analysis and redesign of urban flows.
The course focuses on various technologies that have been developed to address the environmental sustainability of urban ecosystems.
The course combines lectures with self-study exercises, field visits and individual assignments. Tutorial self-study material is provided for students to understand, exercise and apply basic knowledge on physical, chemical and biological processes relevant for the understanding of urban environmental technologies. Students will be guided through the material through question and answer sessions. In the lectures the basic principles and sustainability features of different environmental technologies are introduced whereas the field visits allow for students to experience various environmental technologies working in practice. In the individual assignment the student will perform a technological assessment for the solution of a specific urban environmental problem performing basic calculations on urban flows and their transformations and considering the sustainability outcome.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- recognize basic terminology and be able to perform basic calculations regarding the physical, chemical and biological processes relevant for the understanding of urban environmental technologies;
- understand the qualitative and quantitative aspects of resource flows ( i.e. water, materials, energy) in an urban system;
- recognize and understand the operating principles, performance, applicability and sustainability implications of various environmental technologies available for the treatment and/or recovery of water, materials and energy in the urban environment.

Activities:

- Lectures: Quality and quantity of urban environmental flows, urban environmental technologies for water, waste and energy.
- Assignment: Individually, the student will perform a technological assessment of potential solutions to a specific urban environmental problem through basic calculations of urban flows and their transformations considering different technologies and the trade-offs in their sustainability outcome. Case studies will be related to the country of origin of the student considering different urban typologies and scales.
- Tutorial: In the tutorial students actively study, practise and apply basic knowledge of physical, chemical and biological processes relevant to the understanding of urban environmental technologies. The study material provided partly deals with specific problems and their solutions. Additional material will give the student the possibility to apply the skills being developed. The teacher will be available to guide students when needed through question and answer sessions.
- 3 Study visits: Municipal solid waste management facility, wastewater treatment plant, energy facility.

Examination:

Written examination (60%), tutorials (20%) and individual assignment (20%); it is not possible to pass without a passing mark for each of the elements.

Literature:

Course reader and tutorial material.

OpleidingFaseSpecialisatiePeriode
Keuze voor: MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc2MO
MinorPeriode
Keuze voor: WUUEMBSc Minor Urban Environmental Management2MO