CHEM ENG 7035 - Water & Waste Water Treatment PG

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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Techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; implementation of several newer technologies (e.g. UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; introduction to water waste minimization and associated methods.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 7035
    Course Water & Waste Water Treatment PG
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description Techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; implementation of several newer technologies (e.g. UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; introduction to water waste minimization and associated methods.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brian O'Neill

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Understand fundamental water chemistry;
    2 Learn parameters that characterize the constituents found in potable water and wastewater;
    3 Understand the common physical, chemical and biological unit operations encountered in treatment processes;
    4 Understand the fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment;
    5 Comprehend water quality data;
    6 Characterise water and wastewater; and
    7 Be able to formulate a preliminary design of a water and/or wastewater treatment plant.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Reference Books

    Cornwell, D.A. & Davis, M.L. 2008, Introduction to environmental engineering, McGraw-Hill, Boston.

    Stensel, H.D., Burton, F.L., Tchobanoglous, G., Metcalf & & Eddy 2003, Wastewater engineering: treatment and reuse, McGraw-Hill, Boston.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours
    Lectures 24 60
    Tutorials 11 20
    Plant Tour 6 2
    TOTAL 41 82
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topic 1:  Potable Water Treatment
    • Hydrologic Cycle
    • Water Chemistry
    • Water storage
    • Unit Operations – Potable Water Treatment
    • Design of treatment plants

      Topic 2: Wastewater treatment
    • Characteristics of wastewater
    • Primary, secondary & tertiary treatment processes
    • Sludge disposal
    • Design of treatment plants


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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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