ENG06078 2019 Environmental Engineering 202

General Details

Full Title
Environmental Engineering 202
Transcript Title
Environmental Engineering 202
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Brian McCann, Paul Hamilton, Owen Feeney, Mel Casserly
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

The Student will analyse reasons for water pollution, prevention of water pollution and issues relating to water quality. Reference will be made to existing standards, particularly EU directives relating to water quality.

The design of a single house or small community wastewater treatment system in accordance with EPA guidelines.

Water and Wastewater treatment plant sludge treatment and disposal.

Design and selection of appropriate Group Water Supply Schemes and Group Sewerage Schemes.  

Learning Outcomes

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


Distinguish the different sources of pollution of ground and surface water


Distinguish the various issues that may lead to water quality problems, for both drinking water and environmental reasons.


Design a wastewater treatment system for a single dwelling unit and a small community


Classify and describe the processes associated with Water Treatment and Wastewater Sludge


Demonstrate solutions applicable to Group Water Supply and Group Sewerage Schemes

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, Practicals, Design of systems, Site visits

Module Assessment Strategies

Final Exam 60%

Continuous Assessment Exam 10%

Practicals and Projects 30%

Repeat Assessments

Repeat procedures as per other modules on the programme

Indicative Syllabus

Water Resources, Factors determining the distribution of flora and fauna in water, water pollution.

Water quality management, water quality assessment, Drinking water contamination, pathogens in drinking water.

Septic Tanks, Small Treatment Systems, Percolation Areas, Site suitability testing (P test, T test, Trial Hole Test)

Sludge Characteristics, Dewatering of Sludge, Anaerobic Digestion of Sludge, land spreading, inceneration, EU sludge application guidelnines

Organisation and Design of Group Water and Sewerage Schemes


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 Multiple Choice 10 % Week 6 1,2
2 Project & Practicals Project Assignment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2005 Water Technology Elsevier
ISBN 9780750666336 ISBN-13 0750666331

Water and wastewater engineering is the worlds biggest industry with more professionals working in it than in any other single industry sector. This accessible student textbook introduces the reader to the key concepts of water technology by explaining the fundamentals of hydrobiology, aquatic ecosystems, water treatment and supply and wastewater treatment. In 2000 the Water Framework Directive came into force - this is the most substantial piece of EC water legislation to date. It requires all inland and coastal waters to reach "good status" by 2015. Professor Gray includes the new framework throughout this new edition taking into account the implications of compliance and practice, as well as discussing the topical issue of sustainable principles in water management. Covers water quality and regulation Deals with water quality assessment, management and treatment Includes a new chapter on sustainability within water technology

Required Reading
2011-01 Water and Wastewater Technology
ISBN 0135114047 ISBN-13 9780135114049

Overview: The new edition of Water and Wastewater continues its traditional coverage of water processing principles and modern management practices, but now integrates a new emphasis on sustainability throughout. Comprehensive coverage of such topics as: Water processing; Water distribution; Wastewater collection; Conventional and advanced wastewater treatment; Sludge processing. Key and New Features include: Coverage of new technologies; Water supply and water sustainability woven throughout; Coverage of energy reduction opportunities, and other processes important to water sustainability; Extensive use of illustrations to explain concepts and demonstrate modern equipment and facilities; Extensive use of charts, diagrams, and tables to make the mathematics more accessible.

Required Reading
2010 Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Required Reading
1999-04-01 Wastewater Treatment Manuals
ISBN 1899965963 ISBN-13 9781899965960

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

N. F. Gray 2005 Water Technology Elsevier
ISBN 9780750666336 ISBN-13 0750666331

Mark J. Hammer 2011-01 Water and Wastewater Technology
ISBN 0135114047 ISBN-13 9780135114049



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