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BJ03A1020 Biological Waste Water Treatment, 5 cr 
Code BJ03A1020  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Biological Waste Water Treatment  Abbreviation Biological Wast 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Mari Kallioinen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Full digi

The course is open for the whole year and it is implemented totally as distance learning.
The course is evaluated twice per year, once in the autumn and once in the springtime.


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Mari Kallioinen
Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Mika Mänttäri


After completing the course the student will have the basic knowledge of aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment processes. He/she will master the basic principles, terminology, reactor configurations, and related calculations of both processes. He/she understands the context of the biological waste water treatment processes to recycling of nutrients, bioenergy production and recovery and production of value-added compounds from waste waters and organic wastes. In addition, the student will after completing the course use the available literature in his/her research work, act as a part of a project work group and evaluate his/her own performance and communicate in a professional way in the project group.


Biological wastewater treatment methods, professional terminology, built-up ecosystem, desired metabolism and reactor types, selection of microbes and enrichment, influence of temperature and other conditions on above-mentioned factors, basic knowledge on the biological methods used in removal of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous, aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment, process alternatives and technologies, designing and operating modes of processes, controlling and optimization of processes, novel technologies, recovery of valuable products from waste originating (secondary raw materials) raw materials, aerobic and anaerobic technologies in the treatment of sewage sludges and organic wastes.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and seminars 28 h, independent self-study (Moodle) 30 h, group works and literary works 52 h, preparation for exam and Moodlle exam 20 h. Total workload 130 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5 exam 70 %, Moodle exams and graded group and literary groups 30 %.

Course Materials 

Lecture material and additional material (Moodle), literature announced during the course.


BJ03A01010 Introduction to Advanced Water Treatment is recommended or corresponding knowledge.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
Register Biological Waste Water Treatment  COURSE  Mari Kallioinen 
02.09.19 -17.04.20 -

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