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BH60A0652 Sustainable Water Use, 6 cr 
Code BH60A0652  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Sustainable Water Use  Abbreviation Sustainable Wat 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Heli Kasurinen 
Risto Soukka 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Risto Soukka


Upon completion of the course the student is expected to be able to
1. define the key concepts of water pollution control,
2. explain the operation of essential process technology and equipment related to the control of water pollution,
3. compare and give grounded proposals for treatment methods and processes applicable to different situations,
4. apply legislation and official regulations related to water pollution control and sludge treatment,
5. apply means to protect groundwater,
6. apply means to reduce the environmental load of surface waters,
7. describe the key factors that can affect the water footprint,
8. describe the measures for the environmentally friendly management of by-product flows, and
9. compare the economic efficiency of different wastewater treatment methods.


Sustainability challenges of water use. Water supply, water use in different sectors and
loading of water systems. Wastewater treatment in industry and municipalities. Sludge
treatment. Production of drinking water. Protection of groundwater deposits.

Teaching Methods 

1st - 2nd period: 14 h of lectures. 1st - 2nd period: tutorials and independent exercises 20 h. 1st - 2nd period: Assignment approx. 60 h. 1st or 2nd period: Field trip approx. 8 h. Examination and preparation for it approx. 54 h. Total workload 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Examination 50 %, assignment 50 %, field trip pass-fail

Course Materials 

Tchobanoglous: Wastewater Engineering. Treatment and Reuse, 2003. Handouts provided by
the lecturer, course environment on Moodle.


BH60A0001 Ympäristötekniikan perusteet or equivalent knowledge.

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


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

max 5


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