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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop, from first principles, the basic equations describing the physics, chemistry and microbiology of water and wastewater treatment processes.
2. Apply these equations to solve problems relating to the design of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure, appreciating the underlying assumptions and limitations.
3. Demonstrate understanding of the physical, chemical and microbiological fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment, and their relevance vis-a-vis water quality.
4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively on technical issues related to water and wastewater analyses.
The course is divided into 4 thematic areas: applied water chemistry and microbiology; water analysis; drinking water production processes; and wastewater treatment processes. Among the topics addressed are: principles of chemistry and microbiology specifically invoked in the engineering control of water quality; routine analytical methods associated with water production and wastewater treatment; coagulation; flocculation; clarification (sedimentation and flotation); filtration, chemical stabilisation, and disinfection; preliminary treatment; primary treatment; secondary treatment (activated sludge and biofiltration); sludge treatment; and relationships between effluent and environmental standards.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Field Trip/External Visits||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Level 4 standing in engineering
CVEN20030 Environmental Engineering
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Assignments & mid-term test||Unspecified||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: End of semester exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be given in a timely manner following the submission of various pieces of coursework.
|Assoc Professor Patrick Purcell||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32||Fri 10:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Wed 14:00 - 15:50|
|Practical||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Wed 16:00 - 16:50|