Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Sewage Sludge Control CVM 416 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. SAİM ÖZDEMİR
Course Lecturers ÖMER HULUSİ DEDE,
Course Assistants

Research Asisstant Sir. Hasan OZER

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

Aim of this course is to provide basics for understanding wastewater sludge characteristics and to examine the practical aspects of managing the sludge from treatment through reuse and disposal

Course Content

Sludge characteristic, physical, chemical and microbiologic properties. Sludge treatment processes and disposal/reuse possibilities. Regulations on sewage sludge.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understand the basic properties of sewage sludge Lecture, Lab / Workshop, Self Study, Testing,
2 Comprehend treatment requirement and practical management options for sludge processing Lecture, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Performance Task,
3 Comprehend practical management and disposal options of sewage sludge Lecture, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Performance Task,
4 Evaluate the nutrient and toxic metals of sludge for agricultural use and be able to application practice Lecture, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
5 Use the analysis methods for quantitative determination of sludge properties Motivations to Show, Lab / Workshop, Testing, Performance Task,
6 Assess policy issues concerning sludge Lecture, Self Study, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Generation and characteristics of wastewater sludge
2 Physical and chemical properties of wastewater sludge, chemical pollutants
3 Sampling and laboratory analysis of sludge
4 Sludge microbiology and pathogens
5 Stabilization of sludge and processing technologies
6 Disposal options of sludge and regulations for each options
7 Sludge incineration, thermal treatment
8 Sanitary land filling of sludge
9 Sludge dewatering and drying alternatives
10 Sludge drying methods and technologies
11 Land application of sewage sludge and limitations
12 Application of sewage sludge to agricultural land, effects to soil properties and limitations
13 Field trip to wastewater treatment plant
14 Remediation methods and technologies applied to contaminated site.
Course Notes <p>Lecture notes (Power Point)</p> <p>Sewage Sludge (in Turkish)</p>
Course Resources

1. McFarland, M.J., 2000. Biosolids Engineering. Mc Graw-Hill

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems.
2 Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling.
3 Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods.
4 Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems.
6 Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually
7 Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language. X
8 Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology.
9 Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics.
10 Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 10
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 20
2. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 118
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.72
dersAKTSKredisi 5