ENG06033 2012 Wastewater Treatment 202

General Details

Full Title
Wastewater Treatment 202
Transcript Title
Wastewater Treatment 202
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Mel Casserly
Programme Membership
SG_EENVI_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering *** Copy *** SG_ECIVI_C06 201200 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering SG_EENVE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

Sewer Systems & Preliminary Wastewater Treatment 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Define and interpret the scientific and engineering concepts as they relate to sewer systems and preliminary wastewater treatment systems.


Select and evaluate a range laboratory experimental tests and design techniques, critically report on the findings


Analyse and Design various methods of dealing with storm overflow strategies


Understand and categorise sewage, storm water and industrial effluents


Appraise techniques in the removal of Fats, Oils and Grease from effluent

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Establishing DWF (dry weather flow) and peak flows for foul sewers
  2. Use of empirical formulae and their associated charts in sizing sewers
  3. Design methods for storm sewers
  4. Design of pumping stations, pumps and rising mains
  5. Sewer design, including construction methods
  6. The location of tidal outfalls
  7. Evaluating raw effluents from domestic and industrial sources
  8. Organic stabilization of wastewaters, carbonaceous and nitrogenous oxygen demands.
  9. The nitrogen cycle, nitrification and denitrification.
  10. The preliminary and primary treatment of wastewaters

Indicitative Practical List

  1. Design of Foul Water System
  2. Design of Storm Water System
  3. Design of Foul Water Pumping Station
  4. Pipeline testing
  5. Suspended solids in wastewaters
  6. Total and settleable solids in wastewaters


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Practical Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Other Exam Assessment Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 7 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Gray, N.F., Water & Wastewater Technology, An Introduction for Scientists & Engineers, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd edition, 2005

Medcalf & Eddy, Wastewater Engineering. Treatment and Reuse, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 4th edition, 2003

EPA, Wastewater Treatment Manuals, Preliminary Treatment, Environmental Protection Agency, 1995

EPA, Parameters of Water Quality-Interpretation and Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, 2001




Other Resources


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