Name of course:
Constructed Wetlands for Water Pollution Control
5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: 15 to 17 June 2019
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 120 hours, lectures, exercises and assignments
Capacity limits: unlimited
Objectives of the course:
The aim of the course is to provide participants with
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
Saturday: Introduction to course, morning/afternoon/evening lectures.
Sunday: Lectures in morning/afternoon/evening students presentations.
Monday: Lectures and exercises in the morning and afternoon.
The course will provide an overview of the ecology of freshwater wetlands including hydrology, wetland soil biogeochemistry, and wetland plant ecophysiology. The processes responsible for the transformation of organic matter, nutrients and micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the wetland environment will be described. The state-of-the-art in design techniques based on hydraulics and pollutant removal models in different types of constructed wetland systems will be demonstrated. Practical design guidelines and management aspects such as system layout, compartmentalization, substrate selection, inlet and outlet structures, plant selection and planting will be presented. The use of constructed wetland for the treatment of different types of wastewaters, such as domestic and different types of industrial wastewaters, will be demonstrated through case-stories from around the World, including systems established in different climate (cold-temperate areas, sub-tropics and tropics, arid and semiarid areas).
General knowledge of natural wetlands, constructed wetlands, polluted water characteristics
Name of lecturers:
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, Exercises, Group work, Final assignment
More scientific literature will be presented during the course.
Class work - Pass/fail based on satisfactory participation in the course and on the written report that has to be prepared and submitted two weeks after the course. Prior to the course, each participant should prepare a poster addressing their research.
Department of Bioscience, Aquatic Biology, Aarhus University
Special comments on this course:
The course will be taught before the WETPOL 2019 meeting.
Accommodation and meals are not covered. The students are responsible for their expenses: travel costs, accommodation and meals.
15 to 17 June 2019
Aarhus University Campus, Aarhus
Deadline for registration is 15 April 2019.
Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 30 April 2019.
You will be asked to provide a brief description of your academic background as well as the relevance of the course for you. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 30 April 2019.