Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

Umweltingenieurwissenschaften Master Information
Vertiefungen
Vertiefung Siedlungswasserwirtschaft
Obligatorische Module
Ecological Systems Design
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0348-00LProspective Environmental Assessments
Prerequisite for this lecture is basic knowledge of environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment and life cycle assessment.
Students without previous knowledge in these areas need to read according textbooks prior to or at the beginning of the lecture.
O3 KP2GA. Frömelt, N. Heeren, A. Spörri
KurzbeschreibungThis lecture deals with prospective assessments of emerging technologies as well as with the assessment of long-term environmental impact caused by today's activities.
Lernziel- Understanding prospective environmental assessments, including scenario analysis techniques, prospective emission models, dynamic MFA and LCA.
- Ability to properly plan and conduct prospective environmental assessment studies, for example on emerging technologies or on technical processes that cause long-term environmental impacts.
- Being aware of the uncertainties involved in prospective studies.
- Getting to know measures to prevent long-term emissions or impact in case studies
- Knowing the arguments in favor and against a temporally differentiated weighting of environmental impacts (discounting)
Inhalt- Scenario analysis
- Dynamic material flow analysis
- Temporal differentiation in LCA
- Systems dynamics tools
- Assessment of future and present environmental impact
- Case studies
SkriptLecture slides and further documents will be made available on Moodle.
Process Engineering in Urban Water Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0217-01LProcess Engineering Ib Information
Prerequisite: 102-0217-00L Process Engineering Ia (given in HS).
O3 KP2GE. Morgenroth
KurzbeschreibungThe purpose of this course is to build on the fundamental understanding of biological processes and wastewater treatment applications that were studied in Process Engineering Ia. Case studies that are jointly discussed in class and student led projects allow you to advance the understanding and critical analysis of biological treatment processes.
LernzielStudents should be able to evaluate existing wastewater treatment plants and future designs using basic process understanding, mathematical modeling tools, and knowledge obtained from the current literature. The students shall be capable to apply and recognize the limits of the kinetic models which have been developed to simulate these systems.
InhaltAdvanced modeling of activated sludge systems
Nitrification, denitrification, and biological P elimination
Enrichment in mixed culture systems using, e.g., selectors
Biofilm kinetics and application to full scale plants
Critical review of treatment processes
SkriptCopies of overheads will be made available.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisite: 102-0217-00 Process Engineering Ia (held in HS).
102-0218-00LProcess Engineering II (Physical-Chemical Processes) Information O6 KP4GK. M. Udert
KurzbeschreibungBeschreibung und Entwurf physikalisch-chemischer und biologischer Verfahren und Verfahrenskombinationen zur Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Abwasserreinigung
LernzielVerständnis für kritische Wasserqualitätsparameter in Trinkwasserressourcen und Abwasser und Kenntnis der verfahrenstechnischen Möglichkeiten zu deren Elimination. Mit Schwerpunkt auf physikalisch-chemischen Verfahren soll das Prozessverständnis geschult werden und Berechnungsgrundlagen für den Entwurf von Behandlungsverfahren und Verfahrensketten erarbeitet werden.
InhaltFolgende Verfahren und Verfahrenskombinationen werden detailliert behandelt:
Gasaustausch
Partikelcharakterisierung
Sedimentation
Flockung
Filtration
Membranprozesse
Fällungsprozesse
Chemische Oxidation und Desinfektion
Ionenaustausch
Aktivkohleadsorption
Prozesskombinationen Abwasser
Prozesskombinationen Trinkwasser
LiteraturM&E: Tchobanoglous, G., Stensel, H.D., Tsuchihashi, R. and Burton, F.L., 2013. Wastewater engineering: treatment and resource recovery. 5th edition. Volume 1 & 2. New York, McGraw-Hill.
MWH: Crittenden, J.C., Trussel, R.R., Hand, D.W., Howe, K., Tchobanoglous, G., 2012. MWH's water treatment principles and design, 3rd edition. ed. Wiley, Hoboken, N.J.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesVoraussetzung: Besuch der Vorlesung Process Engineering Ia
Systems Analysis in Urban Water Management
Das Modul wird im Herbstsemester angeboten.
Water Infrastructure Planning and Stormwater Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0248-00LInfrastructure Systems in Urban Water Management Information
Prerequisites: 102-0214-02L Urban Water Management I and 102-0215-00L Urban Water Management II.
O3 KP2GJ. P. Leitão Correia , M. Maurer, A. Scheidegger
KurzbeschreibungAn increasing demand for infrastructure management skills can be observed in the environmental engineering practice. This course gives an introductory overview of infrastructure management skills needed for urban water infrastructures, with a specific focus on performance, risk and engineering economics analyses.
LernzielAfter successfully finishing the course, the participants will have the following skills and knowledge:
- Know the key principles of infrastructure management
- Know the basics of performance and risk assessment
- Can perform basic engineering economic analysis
- Know how to quantify the future rehabilitation needs
InhaltThe nationwide coverage of water distribution and wastewater treatment is one of the major public works achievements in Switzerland and other countries. Annually and per person, 135,000 L of drinking water is produced and distributed and over 535,000 L of stormwater and wastewater is drained. These impressive services are done with a pipe network with a length of almost 200,000 km and a total replacement value of 30,000 CHF per capita.

Water services in Switzerland are moving from a phase of new constructions into one of maintenance and optimization. The aim today must be to ensure that existing infrastructure is professionally maintained, to reduce costs, and to ensure the implementation of modern, improved technologies and approaches. These challenging tasks call for sound expertise and professional management.

This course gives an introduction into basic principles of water infrastructure management. The focus is primarily on Switzerland, but most methods and conclusions are valid for many other countries.
SkriptThe script 'Engineering Economics for Public Water Utilities' can be downloaded from the moodle course page.
Vertiefung Umwelttechnologien
Obligatorische Module
Air Quality Control
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0368-00LAir Quality and Aerosol Mechanics Information
Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: 102-0635-01L Luftreinhaltung (Air Pollution Control) or similar lectures
O3 KP2GJ. Wang
KurzbeschreibungAir quality has direct effect on public health and life quality. Both gaseous and particulate pollutants affect the air quality. Aerosols, solid or liquid particles suspended in the air, play important roles in atmospheric sciences and air pollution. This course covers aerosol mechanical, optical and electrical properties, and measurement and control technologies.
LernzielThe students understand the effects of airborne particulate and gaseous pollutants on air quality. The students gain fundamental knowledge on mechanics governing mechanical, optical and electrical properties of aerosols. Aerosol behaviors including diffusion, coagulation, condensation, charging and evaporation are discussed. The students understand basic principles to generate, sample, measure and control airborne particles. The students learn state-of-the-art instruments for air-borne particles from micrometer to nanometer size range.
InhaltProperties of Gases.
Uniform Particle Motion.
Particle Size Statistics.
Straight-Line Acceleration and Curvilinear Particle Motion.
Brownian Motion and Diffusion.
Filtration.
Aerosol Deposition in Respiratory System
Sampling and Measurement of Concentration.
Coagulation.
Condensation and Evaporation.
Electrical Properties.
Optical Properties.
Microscopic Measurement of Particle Size.
Production of Test Aerosols.
SkriptThe following text book is strongly recommended

Hinds, W.C. Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition - February 1999.
LiteraturHinds, W.C. Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition - February 1999.

Friedlander, S.K. Smoke, Dust, and Haze: Fundamentals of Aerosol Dynamics, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, March 2000.

Seinfeld, J.H. and Pandis, S.N. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, from Air Pollution to Climate Change, 2nd edition, 2006.

Journal of Aerosol Science
Aerosol Science and Technology
Environmental Science and Technology
Atmospheric Environment
Environmental Health Perspectives
Science of the Total Environment
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Voraussetzungen / Besonderesstrongly recommended: 102-0635-01L Luftreinhaltung (Air Pollution Control) or similar
102-0347-00LAir Quality and Health Impact Information O3 KP2GH. W. Schleibinger, J. Wang, Y. Yue
KurzbeschreibungThe air quality of both indoor and outdoor environments impacts the human health. Air pollution has been correlated to excess mortality and led to numerous air quality standards. This lecture covers indoor air pollutants, design of building air handling system, fundamentals of human respiratory system, toxicity and health impact of air pollutants, and personal protection.
LernzielThe students learn to access the volatile emission spectrum from building material; detect, evaluate and refurbish mould damage; assess the benefits and potential risks of HVAC systems in terms of indoor air quality. The student will also understand the fundamentals of human respiratory system and causes of adverse health impact; analyze the mechanisms of different toxic effects; and select proper protection equipment against air pollutants.
Inhalt- Indoor air contaminants
- Mould growth, detection, and refurbishment
- Health effects of indoor air contaminants
- Sick building syndrome and building related illness
- Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality
- Design of air handling systems and their impact on IAQ
- Analytical methods for determining IAQ
- Fundamentals of human respiratory system
- Particles induced diseases
- Asbestosis and silicosis
- Health impact caused by ozone, NOx and other pollutants
- Toxicity of (engineered) nanomaterials
- Personal protection equipment
- Air pollutants: particle matter, gases and bioaerosols
LiteraturLists of suitable books and papers will be provided in the lecture.
Voraussetzungen / Besonderesstrongly recommended: 102-0635-01L Luftreinhaltung (Air Pollution Control) or similar
Process Engineering in Urban Water Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0217-01LProcess Engineering Ib Information
Prerequisite: 102-0217-00L Process Engineering Ia (given in HS).
O3 KP2GE. Morgenroth
KurzbeschreibungThe purpose of this course is to build on the fundamental understanding of biological processes and wastewater treatment applications that were studied in Process Engineering Ia. Case studies that are jointly discussed in class and student led projects allow you to advance the understanding and critical analysis of biological treatment processes.
LernzielStudents should be able to evaluate existing wastewater treatment plants and future designs using basic process understanding, mathematical modeling tools, and knowledge obtained from the current literature. The students shall be capable to apply and recognize the limits of the kinetic models which have been developed to simulate these systems.
InhaltAdvanced modeling of activated sludge systems
Nitrification, denitrification, and biological P elimination
Enrichment in mixed culture systems using, e.g., selectors
Biofilm kinetics and application to full scale plants
Critical review of treatment processes
SkriptCopies of overheads will be made available.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisite: 102-0217-00 Process Engineering Ia (held in HS).
102-0218-00LProcess Engineering II (Physical-Chemical Processes) Information O6 KP4GK. M. Udert
KurzbeschreibungBeschreibung und Entwurf physikalisch-chemischer und biologischer Verfahren und Verfahrenskombinationen zur Trinkwasseraufbereitung und Abwasserreinigung
LernzielVerständnis für kritische Wasserqualitätsparameter in Trinkwasserressourcen und Abwasser und Kenntnis der verfahrenstechnischen Möglichkeiten zu deren Elimination. Mit Schwerpunkt auf physikalisch-chemischen Verfahren soll das Prozessverständnis geschult werden und Berechnungsgrundlagen für den Entwurf von Behandlungsverfahren und Verfahrensketten erarbeitet werden.
InhaltFolgende Verfahren und Verfahrenskombinationen werden detailliert behandelt:
Gasaustausch
Partikelcharakterisierung
Sedimentation
Flockung
Filtration
Membranprozesse
Fällungsprozesse
Chemische Oxidation und Desinfektion
Ionenaustausch
Aktivkohleadsorption
Prozesskombinationen Abwasser
Prozesskombinationen Trinkwasser
LiteraturM&E: Tchobanoglous, G., Stensel, H.D., Tsuchihashi, R. and Burton, F.L., 2013. Wastewater engineering: treatment and resource recovery. 5th edition. Volume 1 & 2. New York, McGraw-Hill.
MWH: Crittenden, J.C., Trussel, R.R., Hand, D.W., Howe, K., Tchobanoglous, G., 2012. MWH's water treatment principles and design, 3rd edition. ed. Wiley, Hoboken, N.J.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesVoraussetzung: Besuch der Vorlesung Process Engineering Ia
Systems Analysis in Urban Water Management
Das Modul wird im Herbstsemester angeboten.
Waste Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0338-01LWaste Management and Circular EconomyO3 KP2GM. Haupt, U. Baier
KurzbeschreibungUnderstanding the fundamental concepts of advanced waste management and circular economy and, in more detail, on biological processes for waste treatment. Application of concepts on various waste streams, including household and industrial waste streams. Insights into environmental aspects of different waste treatment technologies and waste economy.
LernzielThe purpose of this course is to study the fundamental concepts of waste management in Switzerland and globally and learn about new concepts such as Circular Economy. In-depth knowledge on biological processes for waste treatments should be acquired and applied in case studies. Based on this course, you should be able to understand national waste management strategies and related treatment technologies. Treatment plants and valorization concepts for biomass and organic waste should be understood. Furthermore, future designs of waste treatment processes can be evaluated using basic process understanding and knowledge obtained from the current literature.
InhaltNational waste management
Waste as a resource
Circular Economy
Assessment tools for waste management strategies
Plastic recycling
Thermal waste treatment
Emerging technologies
Organic Wastes in Switzerland
Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas
Composting process technologies
Organic Waste Hygiene
Product Quality & Use
Waste Economy and environmental aspects
SkriptHandouts
Exercises based on literature
LiteraturDeublein, D. and Steinhauser, A. (2011): Biogas from Waste and Renewable Resources: An Introduction. 2nd Edition, Wiley VCH, Weinheim. --> One of the leading books on the subject of anaerobic digestion and biogas, covering all aspects from biochemical and microbial basics to planning and running of biogas plants as well as different technology concepts and biogas upgrade & utilization. We will be using selected chapters only in this course.

Lohri, C.R., S. Diener, I. Zabaleta, A. Mertenat, and C. Zurbrügg. 2017. Treatment technologies for urban solid biowaste to create value products: a review with focus on low- and middle-income settings. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology 16(1): 81–130.

Haupt, M., C. Vadenbo, and S. Hellweg. 2017. Do We Have the Right Performance Indicators for the Circular Economy?: Insight into the Swiss Waste Management System. Journal of Industrial Ecology 21(3): 615–627.

Schweizerische Qualitätsrichtlinie 2010 der Branche für Kompost und Gärgut: Link

More information about biowaste treatment in Switzerland (www.cvis.ch) and Europe (www.compostnetwork.info and www.ecn-qas.eu)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThere will be complementary exercises going along with some of the lectures, which focus on real life aspects of waste management. Some of the exercises will be solved during lessons whereas others will have to be dealt with as homework.
To pass the course and to achieve credits it is required to pass the examination successfully (Mark 4 or higher). The written examination covers all topics of the course and is based on handouts and on selected literature
Vertiefung Ressourcenmanagement
Obligatorische Module
Ecological Systems Design
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0348-00LProspective Environmental Assessments
Prerequisite for this lecture is basic knowledge of environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment and life cycle assessment.
Students without previous knowledge in these areas need to read according textbooks prior to or at the beginning of the lecture.
O3 KP2GA. Frömelt, N. Heeren, A. Spörri
KurzbeschreibungThis lecture deals with prospective assessments of emerging technologies as well as with the assessment of long-term environmental impact caused by today's activities.
Lernziel- Understanding prospective environmental assessments, including scenario analysis techniques, prospective emission models, dynamic MFA and LCA.
- Ability to properly plan and conduct prospective environmental assessment studies, for example on emerging technologies or on technical processes that cause long-term environmental impacts.
- Being aware of the uncertainties involved in prospective studies.
- Getting to know measures to prevent long-term emissions or impact in case studies
- Knowing the arguments in favor and against a temporally differentiated weighting of environmental impacts (discounting)
Inhalt- Scenario analysis
- Dynamic material flow analysis
- Temporal differentiation in LCA
- Systems dynamics tools
- Assessment of future and present environmental impact
- Case studies
SkriptLecture slides and further documents will be made available on Moodle.
Groundwater
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0448-00LGroundwater IIO6 KP4GM. Willmann, J. Jimenez-Martinez
KurzbeschreibungThe course is based on the course 'Groundwater I' and is a prerequisite for a deeper understanding of groundwater flow and contaminant transport problems with a strong emphasis on numerical modeling.
LernzielThe course should enable students to understand advanced concepts of groundwater flow and transport and to apply groundwater flow and transport modelling.

the student should be able to
a) formulate practical flow and contaminant transport problems.

b) solve steady-state and transient flow and transport problems in 2 and 3 spatial dimensions using numerical codes based on the finite difference method and the finite element methods.

c) solve simple inverse flow problems for parameter estimation given measurements.

d) assess simple multiphase flow problems.

e) assess spatial variability of parameters and use of stochastic techniques in this task.

f) assess simple coupled reactive transport problems.
InhaltIntroduction and basic flow and contaminant transport equation.

Numerical solution of the 3D flow equation using the finite difference method.

Numerical solution to the flow equation using the finite element equation

Numerical solution to the transport equation using the finite difference method.

Alternative methods for transport modeling like method of characteristics and the random walk method.

Two-phase flow and Unsaturated flow problems.

Spatial variability of parameters and its geostatistical representation -geostatistics and stochastic modelling.

Reactive transport modelling.
SkriptHandouts
Literatur- Anderson, M. and W. Woessner, Applied Groundwater Modeling, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 448 p., 2002

- J. Bear and A. Cheng, Modeling Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport, Springer, 2010

- Appelo, C.A.J. and D. Postma, Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis, 2005

- Rubin, Y., Applied Stochastic Hydrology, Oxford University Press, 2003

- Chiang und Kinzelbach, 3-D Groundwater Modeling with PMWIN. Springer, 2001.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEach afternoon will be divided into 2 h of lectures and 2h of exercises. Two thirds of the exercises of the course are organized as a computer workshop to get hands-on experience with groundwater modelling.
701-1240-00LModelling Environmental Pollutants Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen O3 KP2GM. Scheringer, C. Bogdal
KurzbeschreibungModeling the emissions, transport, partitioning and transformation/degradation of chemical contaminants in air, water and soil.
LernzielThis course is intended for students who are interested in the environmental fate and transport of volatile and semi-volatile organic chemicals and exposure to pollutants in environmental media including air, water, soil and biota. The course focuses on the theory and application of mass-balance models of environmental pollutants. These models are quantitative tools for describing, understanding, and predicting the way pollutants interact with the environment. Important topics include thermodynamic and kinetic descriptions of chemical behavior in environmental systems; mechanisms of chemical degradation in air and other media; novel approaches to modeling chemical fate in a variety of environments, including lakes and rivers, generic regions, and at the global scale, and application of mass balance modeling principles to describe bioaccumulation of pollutants by fish and mammals.
InhaltApplication of mass balance principles to chemicals in a system of coupled environmental media. Measurement and estimation of physico-chemical properties that determine the environmental behavior of chemicals. Thermodynamic and kinetic controls on the behavior of pollutants. Modeling environmental persistence, bioaccumulation and long-range transport potential of chemicals, including a review of available empirical data on various degradation processes. Current issues in multimedia contaminant fate modeling and a case study of the student's choice.
SkriptMaterial to support the lectures will be distributed during the course.
LiteraturThere is no required text. The following texts are useful for background reading and additional information.
D. Mackay. Multimedia Environmental Models: The Fugacity Approach, 2nd Ed. 2001. CRC Press.
R. P. Schwarzenbach, P. M. Gschwend, D. M. Imboden. Environmental Organic Chemistry. 2nd Ed. 2003, John Wiley & Sons.
M. Scheringer. Persistence and spatial range of environmental chemicals: New ethical and scientific concepts for risk assessment. 2002. Wiley-VCH.
Waste Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0338-01LWaste Management and Circular EconomyO3 KP2GM. Haupt, U. Baier
KurzbeschreibungUnderstanding the fundamental concepts of advanced waste management and circular economy and, in more detail, on biological processes for waste treatment. Application of concepts on various waste streams, including household and industrial waste streams. Insights into environmental aspects of different waste treatment technologies and waste economy.
LernzielThe purpose of this course is to study the fundamental concepts of waste management in Switzerland and globally and learn about new concepts such as Circular Economy. In-depth knowledge on biological processes for waste treatments should be acquired and applied in case studies. Based on this course, you should be able to understand national waste management strategies and related treatment technologies. Treatment plants and valorization concepts for biomass and organic waste should be understood. Furthermore, future designs of waste treatment processes can be evaluated using basic process understanding and knowledge obtained from the current literature.
InhaltNational waste management
Waste as a resource
Circular Economy
Assessment tools for waste management strategies
Plastic recycling
Thermal waste treatment
Emerging technologies
Organic Wastes in Switzerland
Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas
Composting process technologies
Organic Waste Hygiene
Product Quality & Use
Waste Economy and environmental aspects
SkriptHandouts
Exercises based on literature
LiteraturDeublein, D. and Steinhauser, A. (2011): Biogas from Waste and Renewable Resources: An Introduction. 2nd Edition, Wiley VCH, Weinheim. --> One of the leading books on the subject of anaerobic digestion and biogas, covering all aspects from biochemical and microbial basics to planning and running of biogas plants as well as different technology concepts and biogas upgrade & utilization. We will be using selected chapters only in this course.

Lohri, C.R., S. Diener, I. Zabaleta, A. Mertenat, and C. Zurbrügg. 2017. Treatment technologies for urban solid biowaste to create value products: a review with focus on low- and middle-income settings. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology 16(1): 81–130.

Haupt, M., C. Vadenbo, and S. Hellweg. 2017. Do We Have the Right Performance Indicators for the Circular Economy?: Insight into the Swiss Waste Management System. Journal of Industrial Ecology 21(3): 615–627.

Schweizerische Qualitätsrichtlinie 2010 der Branche für Kompost und Gärgut: Link

More information about biowaste treatment in Switzerland (www.cvis.ch) and Europe (www.compostnetwork.info and www.ecn-qas.eu)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThere will be complementary exercises going along with some of the lectures, which focus on real life aspects of waste management. Some of the exercises will be solved during lessons whereas others will have to be dealt with as homework.
To pass the course and to achieve credits it is required to pass the examination successfully (Mark 4 or higher). The written examination covers all topics of the course and is based on handouts and on selected literature
Water Resources Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0488-00LWater Resources ManagementO3 KP2GA. Castelletti
KurzbeschreibungModern engineering approach to problems of sustainable water resources, planning and management of water allocation requires the understanding of modelling techniques that allow to account for comprehensive water uses (thereby including ecological needs) and stakeholders needs, long-term analysis and optimization. The course presents the most relevant approaches to address these problems.
LernzielThe course provides the essential knowledge and tools of water resources planning and management. Core of the course are the concepts of data analysis, simulation, optimization and reliability assessment in relation to water projects and sustainable water resources management.
InhaltThe course is organized in four parts.
Part 1 is a general introduction to the purposes and aims of sustainable water resources management, problem understanding and tools identification.
Part 2 recalls Time Series Analysis and Linear Stochastic Models. An introduction to Nonlinear Time Series Analysis and related techniques will then be made in order to broaden the vision of how determinism and stochasticity might sign hydrological and geophysical variables.
Part 3 deals with the optimal allocation of water resources and introduces to several tools traditionally used in WRM, such as linear and dynamic programming. Special attention will be devoted to optimization (deterministic and stochastic) and compared to simulation techniques as design methods for allocation of water resources in complex and competitive systems, with focus on sustainability and stakeholders needs.
Part 4 will introduce to basic indexes used in economical and reliability analyses, and will focus on multicriteria analysis methods as a tool to assess the reliability of water systems in relation to design alternatives.
SkriptA copy of the lecture handouts will be available on the webpage of the course. Complementary documentation in the form of scientific and technical articles, as well as excerpts from books will be also made available.
LiteraturA number of book chapters and paper articles will be listed and suggested to read. They will also be part of discussion during the oral examination.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSuggested relevant courses: Hydrologie I (or a similar content course) and Wasserhaushalt (Teil "Wasserwirtschaft", 4. Sem. UmweltIng., or a similar content course) for those students not belonging to Environmental Engineering.
Vertiefung Wasserwirtschaft
Obligatorische Module
Flow and Transport
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
101-0269-00LRiver Morphodynamic Modelling Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen O3 KP2GD. F. Vetsch, D. Vanzo
KurzbeschreibungThe course teaches the basics of morphodynamic modelling, relevant for civil and environmental engineers. The governing equations for sediment transport in open channels and corresponding numerical solution strategies are introduced. The theoretical parts are discussed by examples.
LernzielThe goal of the course is twofold. First, the students develop a throughout understanding of the basics of river morphodynamic processes. Second, they get familiar with numerical tools for the simulations in one- and two-dimensions of morphodynamics.
Inhalt- fundamentals of river morphodynamics (Exner equation, bed-load, suspended-load)
- aggradation and degradation processes
- river bars
- non-uniform sediment morphodynamics: the Hirano model
- short and long term response of gravel bed rivers to change in sediment supply
SkriptLecture notes, slides shown in the lecture and software can be downloaded
LiteraturCitations will be given in lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExercises are based on the simulation software BASEMENT (www.basement.ethz.ch), the open-source GIS Qgis (www.qgis.org) and code examples written in MATLAB and Python. The applications comprise one- and two-dimensional approaches for the modelling of flow and sediment transport.

Requirements: Numerical Hydraulics, River Engineering, MATLAB and/or Python programming skills would be an advantage.
Groundwater
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0448-00LGroundwater IIO6 KP4GM. Willmann, J. Jimenez-Martinez
KurzbeschreibungThe course is based on the course 'Groundwater I' and is a prerequisite for a deeper understanding of groundwater flow and contaminant transport problems with a strong emphasis on numerical modeling.
LernzielThe course should enable students to understand advanced concepts of groundwater flow and transport and to apply groundwater flow and transport modelling.

the student should be able to
a) formulate practical flow and contaminant transport problems.

b) solve steady-state and transient flow and transport problems in 2 and 3 spatial dimensions using numerical codes based on the finite difference method and the finite element methods.

c) solve simple inverse flow problems for parameter estimation given measurements.

d) assess simple multiphase flow problems.

e) assess spatial variability of parameters and use of stochastic techniques in this task.

f) assess simple coupled reactive transport problems.
InhaltIntroduction and basic flow and contaminant transport equation.

Numerical solution of the 3D flow equation using the finite difference method.

Numerical solution to the flow equation using the finite element equation

Numerical solution to the transport equation using the finite difference method.

Alternative methods for transport modeling like method of characteristics and the random walk method.

Two-phase flow and Unsaturated flow problems.

Spatial variability of parameters and its geostatistical representation -geostatistics and stochastic modelling.

Reactive transport modelling.
SkriptHandouts
Literatur- Anderson, M. and W. Woessner, Applied Groundwater Modeling, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 448 p., 2002

- J. Bear and A. Cheng, Modeling Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport, Springer, 2010

- Appelo, C.A.J. and D. Postma, Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, Second Edition, Taylor & Francis, 2005

- Rubin, Y., Applied Stochastic Hydrology, Oxford University Press, 2003

- Chiang und Kinzelbach, 3-D Groundwater Modeling with PMWIN. Springer, 2001.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEach afternoon will be divided into 2 h of lectures and 2h of exercises. Two thirds of the exercises of the course are organized as a computer workshop to get hands-on experience with groundwater modelling.
701-1240-00LModelling Environmental Pollutants Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen O3 KP2GM. Scheringer, C. Bogdal
KurzbeschreibungModeling the emissions, transport, partitioning and transformation/degradation of chemical contaminants in air, water and soil.
LernzielThis course is intended for students who are interested in the environmental fate and transport of volatile and semi-volatile organic chemicals and exposure to pollutants in environmental media including air, water, soil and biota. The course focuses on the theory and application of mass-balance models of environmental pollutants. These models are quantitative tools for describing, understanding, and predicting the way pollutants interact with the environment. Important topics include thermodynamic and kinetic descriptions of chemical behavior in environmental systems; mechanisms of chemical degradation in air and other media; novel approaches to modeling chemical fate in a variety of environments, including lakes and rivers, generic regions, and at the global scale, and application of mass balance modeling principles to describe bioaccumulation of pollutants by fish and mammals.
InhaltApplication of mass balance principles to chemicals in a system of coupled environmental media. Measurement and estimation of physico-chemical properties that determine the environmental behavior of chemicals. Thermodynamic and kinetic controls on the behavior of pollutants. Modeling environmental persistence, bioaccumulation and long-range transport potential of chemicals, including a review of available empirical data on various degradation processes. Current issues in multimedia contaminant fate modeling and a case study of the student's choice.
SkriptMaterial to support the lectures will be distributed during the course.
LiteraturThere is no required text. The following texts are useful for background reading and additional information.
D. Mackay. Multimedia Environmental Models: The Fugacity Approach, 2nd Ed. 2001. CRC Press.
R. P. Schwarzenbach, P. M. Gschwend, D. M. Imboden. Environmental Organic Chemistry. 2nd Ed. 2003, John Wiley & Sons.
M. Scheringer. Persistence and spatial range of environmental chemicals: New ethical and scientific concepts for risk assessment. 2002. Wiley-VCH.
Landscape
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0617-01LMethodologies for Image Processing of Remote Sensing DataO3 KP2GI. Hajnsek, O. Frey, S. Li
KurzbeschreibungThe aim of this course is to get an overview of several methodologies/algorithms for analysis of different sensor specific information products. It is focused at students that like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of remote sensing for environmental applications.
LernzielThe course is divided into two main parts, starting with a brief introduction to remote sensing imaging (4 lectures), and is followed by an introduction to different methodologies (8 lectures) for the quantitative estimation of bio-/geo-physical parameters. The main idea is to deepen the knowledge in remote sensing tools in order to be able to understand the information products, with respect to quality and accuracy.
InhaltEach lecture will be composed of two parts:
Theory: During the first hour, we go trough the main concepts needed to understand the specific algorithm.
Practice: During the second hour, the student will test/develop the actual algorithm over some real datasets using Matlab. The student will not be asked to write all the code from scratch (especially during the first lectures), but we will provide some script with missing parts or pseudo-code. However, in the later lectures the student is supposed to build up some working libraries.
SkriptHandouts for each topic will be provided.
LiteraturSuggested readings:
T. M. Lillesand, R.W. Kiefer, J.W. Chipman, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons Verlag, 2008
J. R. Jensen, Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, Prentice Hall Series in Geograpic Information Science, 2000
Water Resources Management
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0488-00LWater Resources ManagementO3 KP2GA. Castelletti
KurzbeschreibungModern engineering approach to problems of sustainable water resources, planning and management of water allocation requires the understanding of modelling techniques that allow to account for comprehensive water uses (thereby including ecological needs) and stakeholders needs, long-term analysis and optimization. The course presents the most relevant approaches to address these problems.
LernzielThe course provides the essential knowledge and tools of water resources planning and management. Core of the course are the concepts of data analysis, simulation, optimization and reliability assessment in relation to water projects and sustainable water resources management.
InhaltThe course is organized in four parts.
Part 1 is a general introduction to the purposes and aims of sustainable water resources management, problem understanding and tools identification.
Part 2 recalls Time Series Analysis and Linear Stochastic Models. An introduction to Nonlinear Time Series Analysis and related techniques will then be made in order to broaden the vision of how determinism and stochasticity might sign hydrological and geophysical variables.
Part 3 deals with the optimal allocation of water resources and introduces to several tools traditionally used in WRM, such as linear and dynamic programming. Special attention will be devoted to optimization (deterministic and stochastic) and compared to simulation techniques as design methods for allocation of water resources in complex and competitive systems, with focus on sustainability and stakeholders needs.
Part 4 will introduce to basic indexes used in economical and reliability analyses, and will focus on multicriteria analysis methods as a tool to assess the reliability of water systems in relation to design alternatives.
SkriptA copy of the lecture handouts will be available on the webpage of the course. Complementary documentation in the form of scientific and technical articles, as well as excerpts from books will be also made available.
LiteraturA number of book chapters and paper articles will be listed and suggested to read. They will also be part of discussion during the oral examination.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSuggested relevant courses: Hydrologie I (or a similar content course) and Wasserhaushalt (Teil "Wasserwirtschaft", 4. Sem. UmweltIng., or a similar content course) for those students not belonging to Environmental Engineering.
Vertiefung Fluss- und Wasserbau
Obligatorische Module
Flow and Transport
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
101-0269-00LRiver Morphodynamic Modelling Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen O3 KP2GD. F. Vetsch, D. Vanzo
KurzbeschreibungThe course teaches the basics of morphodynamic modelling, relevant for civil and environmental engineers. The governing equations for sediment transport in open channels and corresponding numerical solution strategies are introduced. The theoretical parts are discussed by examples.
LernzielThe goal of the course is twofold. First, the students develop a throughout understanding of the basics of river morphodynamic processes. Second, they get familiar with numerical tools for the simulations in one- and two-dimensions of morphodynamics.
Inhalt- fundamentals of river morphodynamics (Exner equation, bed-load, suspended-load)
- aggradation and degradation processes
- river bars
- non-uniform sediment morphodynamics: the Hirano model
- short and long term response of gravel bed rivers to change in sediment supply
SkriptLecture notes, slides shown in the lecture and software can be downloaded
LiteraturCitations will be given in lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExercises are based on the simulation software BASEMENT (www.basement.ethz.ch), the open-source GIS Qgis (www.qgis.org) and code examples written in MATLAB and Python. The applications comprise one- and two-dimensional approaches for the modelling of flow and sediment transport.

Requirements: Numerical Hydraulics, River Engineering, MATLAB and/or Python programming skills would be an advantage.
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