Environmental Engineering

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Environmental Engineering
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Course Description: 

The course provides an introduction to the principles of environmental engineering, emphasizing on management of water resources and wastewater.

The Environmental Engineering course deals with ecology, atmosphere, management of aquatic resources and wastewater. The biogeochemical circles of elements in the environment, the environmental conditions and their relations with the organisms in the ecosystems, the structure and the constitution of atmosphere and the phenomenon of greenhouse are the crucial subjects. Major themes of the course include the water resources, the circle of use of water, the qualitative characteristics of drinking water and relevant legislation, the physicochemical processes of water treatment, the organic chlorination by-products, the pesticides and the procedure of choice of source and method of treatment of water. The origin, quantity and the quality, the kinetics of biological growth and the active sludge, the lakes of treatment and the biological filters, the anaerobic and physicochemical treatment of waste water are developed. The planning of wastewater treatment plant and the choice of administrative systems are also discussed.

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The examination method includes an intermediate (40%) and a final (60 %) examination.


Recommended Reading:

The course is based on books: Διαχείριση Υδατικών Πόρων - Διαχείριση Υγρών Αποβλήτων (Θ. Λέκκας), Ποιοτικά Χαρακτηριστικά και Επεξεργασία Νερού (Μ. Μανασσάκης) - Βιολογικός Καθαρισμός Αστικών Αποβλήτων (Α. Στάμου), Καθαρισμός Νερού (Σ. Τσώνης) - Ρύπανση και Τεχνολογία Προστασίας Περιβάλλοντος (Τ. Αλμπάνης).

Suggested bibliography:

§         Χημεία Περιβάλλοντος (Θ. Κουϊμτζής)

§         Η ρύπανση των θαλασσών (Κ. Φυτιάνος)

§         Φυσικοχημεία Περιβάλλοντος-Τόμος Ι: Ακτινοβολία-Θερμοκήπιο-    Κλιματική Αλλαγή (Κ. Βαρώτσος και K.Koudradyev)

§         Hazardous and industrial wastes (B. E. Reed and W. A. Sack)