|The Biogas Process, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- account for the basic microbial processes responsible for biogas production and describe 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. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.
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 fullfilled 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 575 + TWE-score 4.5, internetbased 90 TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5) 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.