PhD Seminar in Micropollutants in urban water Systems – transformations and partitioning (2017)

ECTS credits: 5

 

Course parameters:

Language: English

Level of course: PhD course

Time of year: 2-8 July 2017

No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s): contact hours: 60, preparation and assignments 80h

Capacity limits: 15

 

Objectives of the course:

Discuss and reflect contemporary issues on organic micropollutants in Urban water systems including laboratory excercises in determining removal with HPLC-MS/MS

 

Learning outcomes and competences:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

- reflect own research to cutting edge input

- an understanding on the most recent advances in research on removing pollutants form water

- conduct and plan experiments concerning organic micropollutants in urban water systems

- basic HPLC-MS operation understanding

- basic understanding and working experience on relevant reactors and processes

 

Compulsory programme:

Active participation including one presentation on own research (research presentation max 40 mins)

 

Course contents:

Recent research on organic micro-pollutants in urban water cycles e.g.:

·         Removal of pharmaceuticals with biofilm and sludge reactors

·         Transformation reactions in biofilms and soils

·         Photodegradation reactions

·         Ozonation reactions and parameters controlling them

·         Partitioning of compounds

·         Uptake and degradation of organic compounds in plants and animals  

 

Prerequisites:

A research objective in Environmental Chemistry, after individual assessment of Kai Bester

Name of lecturers:

Kai Bester, Ulla E. Bollmann, Pedro Cavalho

 

Type of course/teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars and laboratory excercises.

 

Course assessment:

Presentations including slides

 

Provider:

Department of Environmental Science

 

Time:

2 July, 13:00 – 8 July, 13:00

 

Place:


Department of Environmental Science, Roskilde


Registration:

Deadline for registration is 15 May, can be extended after appointment. Information regarding admission will be send out no later than two days later.

For registration: contact Kai Bester kb@envs.au.dk

If you have any questions, please contact Kai Bester kb@envs.au.dk