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488215S Industry and Environment, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 488215S  Validity 28.06.2019 -
Name Industry and Environment  Abbreviation Industry and En 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4357 Process and Environmental Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Process and Environmental Engineering 

Sanna Päivärinta-Antikainen 
Väisänen, Virpi Maria 

ECTS Credits 

5 cr / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



This course will teach first time in Autumn 2020, period 2.

This course replaces course 488221S Environmental Load of Industry.

Learning outcomes 

The student is able to identify the essential features of the environmental load in different types of (chemical, wood, metallurgical,...) industry. He/she is able to explain the type, quality, quantity and sources of the emissions. The student is familiarized with the main emission control systems and techniques in different industrial sectors. The student can explain the environmental management system of an industrial plant and is able to apply it to an industrial plant.


Effluents: types, quality, quantity, sources. Unit operations in managing effluents, comprehensive effluent treatment. Environmental management systems, environmental licences, environmental reporting and BAT.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 40 h, self-study 93h.

Target group 

Master’s degree students of the Process and Environmental Engineering study programmes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The courses 477011P Introduction to Process and Environmental Engineering I, 488011P Introduction to Process and Environmental Engineering II, 488204S Air Pollution Control Engineering and 488110S Water and Wastewater Treatment recommended beforehand.

Recommended or required reading 

Material represented in lectures and in the Optima environment.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Written final exam or a learning diary.

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The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail

Person responsible 

Virpi Väisänen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

The course mainly consists of specific lectures presented by experts who are invited from industry.


This course will teach as online course in Fitech in Spring Term 2020.


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