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Selected Environmental Technologies

Degree programme Environment and Engineering
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title Selected Environmental Technologies
Course unit code 086011050504
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Teaching hours per week 4
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6
Name of lecturer(s) Gerhard HUBER, Markus PREIßINGER, Christof STRABLER
Requirements and Prerequisites


Course content

The course teaches a holistic approach to selected environmental technologies. Current technologies from society, industry and research and development are treated as case studies, e.g:

  •     Industrial and environmentally sound production of materials
  •     Exhaust gas purification systems
  •     Gas processing and storage facilities, green gas
  •     Treatment processes for contaminated soil
  •     Production of environmentally friendly textiles
Learning outcomes

The course deals with case studies from relevant industrial environmental technologies. The students

  •     learn extended professional competence for the evaluation and further development of complete systems
  •     work themselves independently into an example process
  •     analyse and evaluate the process on the basis of technical, economic and environmental aspects
  •     optimise the process from an environmental point of view
  •     document and present the knowledge gained

By working on case studies, students also learn interdisciplinary skills such as communication competence, social competence through teamwork and self-competence through the need for time and quality management.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated teaching event

Assessment methods and criteria

Report (75 %) and presentation of results (25 %) of the case study

For a positive grade, a minimum of 50% of the possible points must be achieved across all parts of the examination.



Recommended or required reading
  •     Fischedick, Manfred; Görner, Klaus; Thomeczek, Margit (eds.) (2015): CO2: capture, storage, use: holistic assessment in the field of energy management and industry Berlin: Springer Vieweg.
  •     Jess, Andreas; Wasserscheid, Peter; Wiley-VCH (2020): Chemical technology: from principles to products.
  •     Mihelcic, James R.; Zimmerman, Julie Beth; Auer, Martin T. (2014): Environmental engineering: fundamentals, sustainability, design. Second edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  •     Tomašić, Vesna; Zelić, Bruno (eds.) (2018): Environmental engineering: basic principles. Berlin ; Boston: De Gruyter (= De Gruyter graduate).
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

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