Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Anaerobic Treatment Systems CEV461 7 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. ŞEYDA KORKUT
Instructors Assoc.Prof. ŞEYDA KORKUT
Goals Teaching to students anaerobic treatment systems and applications.
Contents General view to anaerobic treatment, General rules of anaerobic treatment, Advantages and disadvantages of anaerobic processes, Microbial activity, Microbial growth kinetic, Anaerobic treatment stages: Hydrolysis, Organic acid production, Methane production. Biochemistry of anaerobic treatment, Energy utilize pathways, Operational parameters of anaerobic treatment, Biogas production and gas contents, Classification of anaerobic reactors, Anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewaters.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students will gain knowledge about the rules of anaerobic treatment
2 Students will gain knowledge about anaerobic treatment system operation.
3 Students will gain knowledge about the design of anaerobic treatment systems.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecturing, Question-answer, Current examples
Assessment Methods Exam, homework

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 General rules of anaerobic treatment
2 Advantages and disadvantages of anaerobic processes
3 Kinetic of anaerobic treatment
4 Microbiology and biochemistry of anaerobic treatment
5 Anaerobic treatment stages: Hydrolysis, Organic acid production, Methane production.
6 Energy utilize pathways of anaerobic microorganisms
7 Operational parameters of anaerobic treatment
8 Biogas production and gas contents
9 Classification of anaerobic reactors: Upflow sludge blanket reactor, Sequencing batch reactor
10 Anaerobic filter, Anaerobic membrane bioreactor
11 Fluized-bed anaerobic reactor, Anaerobic lagoon
12 Anaerobic digesters: Standard-speed, High-speed, Two-stage digesters
13 Industrial wastewater applications of anaerobic treatment
14 Domestic wastewater applications of anaerobic treatment

Textbook Special notes
Additional Resources Anaerobic Biotechnology and Applications for Waste Treatment,Ozturk, İ. (2000). Water Foundation Press, İstanbul.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 40
In-Term Total 1 40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License x
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
11 Communicates using technical drawing. x
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 20 6 120
Assignments 1 4 4
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 170
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.67
ECTS Credit of the Course 6