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Seit SS 2018


Biomass utilization and valorization


Rotter, Vera Susanne




Fakultät III

Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz

33331700 FG Kreislaufwirtschaft und Recyclingtechnologie

MSc Technischer Umweltschutz


Z 2

Rotter, Vera Susanne


Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of the module the students: - understand material flows and nutrient demand in agro-economic systems - are able to apply biomass potential models - are able to gather and analyze relevant data on the nutrient and energy potential - know to apply resource management tools such as MFA and other statistical process modeling tool for planning recycling strategies, - are able to analyze and critically reflect the results regarding the sustainable development goals (SDG) - know assessment parameters and relevant characteristics for quality assurance of bio- & refuse derived fuels and are able to derive these from requirements of industrial production processes. - are able to conceptualize and execute sampling campaigns, sample preparation and analytics for heterogeneous wastes or secondary resources in compliance to current legislation and standards. - posses profound knowledge of statistical evaluation, visualization and assessment of measurement values and analytical results. - are able to critically analyses and professionally assess errors The module’s qualification profile is: 25% knowledge and understanding, 25% development and design, 25% research and evaluation, 25% practical application


Integrated management of agricultural residues: - Fundamentals on agricultural processing and mass flow patterns in different agro-economic systems - Technologies for valorization and energy generation from agricultural residues - Methods of biomass resource assessment - Analytical tools of resource management (MFA, spatial and statistical analysis) - Assessment of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potential - Analytics of bio fuels and other refuse derived fuels. - quality assurance systems for substitute fuels (heating value, heavy metals, chlorine content) - sampling and analysis of compliance with landfill acceptance criteria or recyclability of various, pretreated waste types according to defined parameters (water content, eluate behavior, respiration rate, self-heating, ultimate analysis, heavy metal content) - quality assurance systems for compost

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Integrated Management of agricultural residues ISEM0333 L 520SoSeEnglish2
Integrated Management of agricultural residues IIPJ0333 L 521SoSeEnglish2
Ablagerungskriterien und KompostgütesicherungPRWiSeGerman2
Qualitätssicherung von ErsatzbrennstoffenPRWiSeGerman2

Workload and Credit Points

Integrated Management of agricultural residues I (SEM):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
30.0h(~1 LP)
Preparation and follow-up10.01.0h10.0h

Integrated Management of agricultural residues II (PJ):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
130.0h(~5 LP)
Preparation and follow-up12.04.0h48.0h
Poster preparation1.08.0h8.0h
Preparation conference presentation1.010.0h10.0h
Project paper writing1.040.0h40.0h

Ablagerungskriterien und Kompostgütesicherung (PR):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
55.0h(~2 LP)
Preparation and follow-up1.025.0h25.0h

Qualitätssicherung von Ersatzbrennstoffen (PR):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
55.0h(~2 LP)
Preparation and follow-up1.025.0h25.0h

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Conference preparation & participation: IMAR1.012.0h12.0h
Groupwork: quality assurance1.050.0h50.0h
preparation: oral exam1.020.0h20.0h
Preparation consultation: IMAR1.08.0h8.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 360.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 12 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

This module will be held as a seminar where students learn the fundamentals and the state-of-art of management of agricultural residues in different cultural frames, the handling of the organic residues and the challenges concerning climate change and sustainable development of rural areas. The presentation of current research papers will illustrate the research perspective. The students will work in groups on a semester project which will be linked to a distinct study region. The groups will elucidate different objectives related to the management of agricultural residues in this region. The students solve independently a research question on the basis of literature research, data inquiry and modeling. The results will be presented at the final workshop. One excursion is complementing the theoretical knowledge with a practical experience.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

preferable: "Einführung in die Abfallwirtschaft", "Grundlagen der Kreislaufwirtschaft" & "Biological processes and landfill technology"

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Conference presentation: IMAR (1)10oralNo information
Conference presentation: IMAR (2)5flexibleNo information
oral consultation25oralNo information
Oral consultation: IMAR10oralNo information
Project paper: IMAR25writtenNo information
written report I + II25writtenNo information

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

To complete the module two presentations and a written homework (30,000-40,000 characters) have to be accomplished, the oral participation will be evaluated.

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
2 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

For the registration for the examination please use the online service QISPOS. Participants should register in advance to the first tasks which are relevant for the examination, however not later than the 31th of May.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
No recommended literature given

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Technischer Umweltschutz (M. Sc.)111SS 2018SoSe 2023


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