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The Biogas Process, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Vatten i natur och samhälle - VNA
  COURSE CODE   744A12
After completed the course the student should be able to:
- account for the basic microbial processes responsible for biogas production and descirbe the delicate balances of the anaerobic degradation chain,
- identify and discuss the cause of a process disturbance and give suggestions on how to cure and control the process,
- know the terminology relevant to the process and define key terms and perform relevant calculations in relation to different aspects of the process.
The course contains a theoretical and a practical part. The microbiology of the biogas process as ruled by the used substrate is first treated on a theoretical level. Planning and construction of biogas plants for different applications including control systems and treatment of the fermented residue are critical ingredients. Furthermore hygienic, system energetic, economical and environmentally related aspects will be discussed. The practical part of the course involves operation of lab-scale reactors. The experiments will be used to exemplify the biogas potential, kinetics and hydraulic retention times related to different substrates.
The course is based on lectures, seminars and practical exercises using lab-scale bioreactors. In addition a visit to a full scale biogas plants will normally be performed. In addition to those, the student are expected to study on their own. Language of instruction: English
The course is examined through written tasks and oral presentations together with active participation in seminars.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

The student must have fulfilled 180 ECTS credits where of at least 90 ECTS credits in chemistry/biology or equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
The Biogas Process
The Biogas Process
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - The Tema Institute
Registrar No: LiU-2008/00111   Course Code: 744A12      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Vatten i natur och samhälle - VNA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     VNA   NA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-04-16