VM8200 - Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 60/100 1 hours E
Assignmens 40/100

Course content

The course is meant to give a more thorough theoretical understanding of the various unit processes used in water and wastewater treatment than what is given in the ordinary MSc-programme. A focus is given on physical and chemical processes such as; coagulation / flocculation and precipitation processes, oxidation processes, particle separation processes and membrane separation processes. An emphasis will be made on in depth understanding of the unit processes and the application of this in research based projects.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of physical chemical unit processes for advanced water treatment. The candidate should be able to consider the application of this in research projects, and to contribute to the development of new theories and methods in the field.Skills:The candidate should master key unit processes for assessment and the use of relevant methods for advanced water treatment, and to apply these to specific needs. The candidate should be able to use these skills to perform research at a high international level. The candidate should be able to assess the work of others on the same level.General competence:The candidate should be able to use knowledge from the discipline for scientific assignments and projects, and to publish research results in recognized national and international channels.

Learning methods and activities

The course is divided in 5-6 concentrated seminars / colloquium if there are 3 or more students. If fewer, individual teaching will be offered. A report on a given topic shall be given, presented as a scientific journal paper and presented as an oral conference presentation for the water treatment research group at the department. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a PhD-Programme. Note that if you wish to follow the course the semester it runs, but are not affiliated with the PhD programme in Engineering, please contact

Course materials

Papers from books and scientific journals.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignmens 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100 E 2023-12-15 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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