Biological and chemical processes in environmental engineering

Waste recycling, Wastewater treatment, and decontamination of industrial sites are concrete actions taken by environmental engineers to meet the challenges of our society. This specialization is built upon fundamental principles of chemical and biological processes relevant to the fate and transport of pollutants in natural and built environments. Engineers will be trained in mitigation of pollution, including design and management of treatment and remediation technologies.

Course content

This specialization covers biological and chemical processes related to the environment:

  • Water and waste treatment, material recycling
  • Soil remediation, material and energy flows
  • Industrial risks, environmental health, ecotoxicology

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Professional prospects

  • Companies in environmental and civil engineering
  • Public administrations and facilities
  • International companies and institutions
  • Industry (waste and wastewater systems), national agency
  • Research institutes: EAWAG