CVEN40070 Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes

Academic Year 2021/2022

This elective course is designed primarily for civil engineering students to provide them with the fundamental knowledge required in the water treatment and wastewater treatment sectors. 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.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Indicative Module Content:

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 Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Tutorial

4

Practical

12

Field Trip/External Visits

4

Autonomous Student Learning

64

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, Laboratory Practicals, Field Visits 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Level 4 standing in engineering

Learning Recommendations:

CVEN20030 Environmental Engineering


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Assignments & mid-term test Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

25

Examination: End of semester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

75


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given in a timely manner following the submission of various pieces of coursework.

Unit Treatment Processes in water and wastewater engineering
Author: T.J. Casey
Publisher: Wiley


Design of Water Resources Systems
Author: P.J. Purcell
Publisher: Thomas Telford

Name Role
Assoc Professor Patrick Purcell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
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
Spring