Key topics include: Reaction kinetics and reactors. Wastewater management overview. Wastewater characteristics and estimation of wastewater flows. Types, design, maintenance and rehabilitation of collection systems. Basic microbiology. Wastewater treatment plant types and applications, unit processes involved and design of components. Advanced wastewater treatment. Introduction to industrial wastewater treatment processes. Land treatment methods and wastewater reuse. On-site wastewater treatment. Water pollution and quality changes in rivers, estuaries and lakes. Point and non-point source water pollution and control. Urban runoff quality and its management. Water quality modelling, overview of available models, and use of SOURCE software. Environmental impact scoping and assessment, community consultation programmes.
NEC2203 - Hydraulics
NEC3201 - Hydraulic Engineering
NEC2203, including prior completion of NEC3201 Hydraulic Engineering, is also strongly advised.
|1.||Develop basic design plans for key elements of different types of wastewater collection systems, treatment plants and reuse systems;|
|2.||Explicate and solve, manually or via appropriate software packages, a range of water pollution and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) problems;|
|3.||Analyse potential environmental impacts for typical civil engineering projects, and evaluate solution options against technical, environmental, economic and social criteria; and|
|4.||Produce high quality written technical reports as part of a small team.|
|Test||In-class test (0.5 hours)||10%|
|Assignment||Assignment 1: Team-based problem solving/design exercise and report (may be in 2 parts)||20%|
|Assignment||Assignment 2: Team-based site visit and report (10 pages per group)||10%|
|Examination||End-of-semester exam (3 hours)||60%|
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