Environmental Technology

Course Code :1001WETMIL
Study domain:Biotechnology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:40
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Siegfried Vlaeminck
Karl C M Vrancken
Tom Tytgat

3. Course contents *

The course consists of three partims:

  • Water treatment technologies
  1. Parameters relevant for water treatment
  2. Introduction to the engineered water cycle
  3. Physical and chemical processes for water (and sludge) treatment
  4. Biotechnological processes for water (and sludge) treatment
  5. Water (and sludge) treatment pipelines


  • Management of waste and materials 

The course provides a survey of and explanation of installations and techniques for the prevention, recycling and treatment of wastes from houdeholds.


  • Air purification technology

After a general introduction defining and analyzing the “air pollution system, its subsystems, components and mutual relations”, the course successively tackles the following  subsystems:
emissions in Flanders, transport-transformation-dispersion of pollutants in the troposphere, how to measure air pollution levels?, past and present day air pollution in Flanders, modeling air pollution, air quality guidelines and standards, air pollution emission abatement technologies, and the Flemish air pollution regulations within a European context.