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Constructed Wetlands for Water Pollution Control Postgraduate course

When: June 18, 2017, 8 a.m. - June 24, 2017, 6 p.m.

Where: Aarhus University, Denmark

Constructed Wetlands For Water Pollution Control

Name of course: Constructed Wetlands For Water Pollution Control

ECTS credits: 5

 Course parameters:
Language: English
Level of course: PhD students and young researchers. Priority will be given to GSST PhD students
Time of year: 18 – 24 June 2017
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: The work load is 130 hours, corresponding to 5 ECTS.  Additional time commitment is between 30 to 50 hours for preparation for the course and assignments
Capacity limits: Maximum number of participants: 24

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 student should be able to:

Compulsory programme:
Preparatory readings, active participation during the course and a final assignment

Course contents:
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).