ENG06037 2012 Water treatment 201

General Details

Full Title
Water treatment 201
Transcript Title
Water Treatment 201
Code
ENG06037
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Owen Feeney
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
Description

The learner will gain an understanding of the design of water treatment plants and processes and know how and what to access for monitoring of raw and treated water quality. The learner will also gain an understanding of the control standards, manuals and directives.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Operate lab equipment for evaluating and testing waters for various parameters as defined by relevant directives/regulations/legislation.

2.

Describe and carry out basic design calculations for treatment processes as part of a water treatment works.

3.

Compile and report on the use of various scientific instruments and monoitoring equipment for monitoring of water quality

4.

Identify and describe computer control systems as used in a water treatment works.

5.

Identify and describe the main contaminants of water and their sources.

Module Assessment Strategies

Practical Assessment:

Written lab reports.

Continuous Assessment:

mid term assessment.

Final Exam.

Written exam.

Indicative Syllabus

 

  1. Standards and regulations required by national, EU and WHO legislation for drinking and other water supplies.
  2. The testing of water for basic parameters including the understanding of the significance of guide levels and parametric values.
  3. The treatment processes of both ground and surface waters from basic straining to the removal of contaminating chemicals. All common processes in treatment plants. Basic treatment process designs.
  4. A working knowledge of all laboratory equipment associated with the testing of water.
  5. Sampling and testing techniques applicable to the water industry.
  6. The basic understanding of corrosion control and stabilisation, chemical recovery, water recovery, sludge treatment and desalination.
  7. Sources of drinking water contamination.

Indicative Practicals/Projects:

  1. Site visit to waterworks I
  2. Testing of water turbidity.
  3. Testing of colour.
  4. Testing of conductivity.
  5. Coagulation using aluminium sulphate.
  6. Coagulation using aluminium sulphate and a polyelectrolyte.
  7. Measurement of iron and manganese.
  8. Testing of water hardness.
  9. Testing of clorine residuals.
  10. Testing fluorine in water.
  11. Testing of nitrates.
  12. Measurement of aluminium residuals.
  13. Site visit to waterworks II

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 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 2,4,5
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,3,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practicals 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Gray, N.F.

Water Technology: An Introduction for Environmental Scientists and Engineers

Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd edition.

2005

EPA

Water Treatment Manuals-Filtration

Environmental Protection Agency

current

EPA

Water Treatment Manuals-Disinfection

Environmental Protection Agency

current

EPA

Water Treatment Manuals-Coagulation, Flocculation & Clarification

Environmental Protection Agency

current

EPA

Water Quality Management Planning in Ireland

Environmental Protection Agency

current

EPA

Parameters of Water Quality-Interpretation and Standards

Environmental Protection Agency

current

 

 

 

 

 

Degremont

Water Treatment Handbook, (in 2 volumes, sixth English edition)

Lavoisier Publishing

1991

Droste, Ronald L.

Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment

John Wiley & Sons

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None