|The Biogas Process, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|The course is for the student to gain knowledge of and practical attainments in anaerobic microbiology and process designs applied to different substrates for use in biogas processes includ the implementation and control means of the process. Logistic and economical aspects of the applied biogas process will also be discussed.|
|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. Planing and construction of biogas plants for different applications including control systems and logistics regarding substrat supply and treatment of the fermented residue as well as hygienic, system energetic and economical and environmentally related aspects are also important parts of the theoretical course-part. The practical part of the course involves different kinds of lab-scale reactors which will be used to exemplify the biogas potential, kinetics and hydraulic retention times related to different substrates.|
|The course is based on lectures and practical exercises using lab-scale bioreactors. In addition education visits, including some practical work to a number of biogas plants will be performed.|
|Written reports, seminars and project presentations continously during the course.
Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course three 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.
To be eligible to the course the student must, except the general entrance requirements (stipulated in the syllabus decided upon the Faculty Board), have fulfilled 80 credits points whereof at least 60 icredit points in chemistry/biology/environmental science or equivalent.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|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.