ENVR06042 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION SOURCES AND WATER QUALITY ISSUES

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION SOURCES AND WATER QUALITY ISSUES
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL WATER QUALITY
Code
ENVR06042
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Anne O'Donohue, Billy Fitzgerald, Cait Coyle
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_G07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SAGRI_G06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SOCCU_B07 201600 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

The module will enable students to evaluate and appraise issues relating to water quality in Ireland today.  The activities of man create various pollution sources and associated environmental impacts. Principles of water quality control will be given in terms of best practise, health and safety, and legislation. The module introduces students to water quality analysis, which will support the associated environmental water quality theory component.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Recognise the need to protect and maintain satisfactory quality in freshwater bodies.

2.

Define the meaning of water pollution.

3.

Categorise water pollution sources related to man's activities.

4.

Appraise the impacts of water pollution in Ireland.

5.

Outline health and safety aspects relevant to Ireland's freshwaters.

6.

Outline fundamental hydrogeological concepts.

7.

Identify common measures used for the control of water pollution in the industrial and agricultural sector. 

8.

List relevant Irish and European water legislation.

9.

Perform a range of environmental analytical techniques on various water & waste water samples safely and competently.

10.

Generate, interpret and report scientific data, including reference to theoretical principles and legislation, if appropriate.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Hydrological Cycle.

Fundamental hydrogeological concepts.

Categories of water pollutants.

Sources of water pollutants.

Impacts (human health and environmental) of water pollution.

Health and safety issues associated with water quality monitoring. 

Procedures for the collection of water samples in the field for laboratory analysis.

Water Quality in Ireland.

Control of Water Pollution: waste water treatment, common mitigation measures on farms and industrial sites, relevant legislation.

Statutory guidance for the assessment of water quality.

Carry out laboratory analysis on water samples for BOD, COD, suspended solids, nitrates and phosphates.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

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

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical skills evaluation, written laboratory reports, short practical test & short written test. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % UNKNOWN 9,10
2 Class Test (Theory) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % UNKNOWN 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final (Theory) Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % UNKNOWN 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture (Theory) 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mason, C.F. 2002.  Biology of freshwater pollution. Fourth Edition. Pearson Education.

EPA, 2010. Water Quality in Ireland, 2007-2009. EPA, Wexford.

Reeve, R. 2002. Introduction to Environmental Analysis. John Wiley & Son.

 

Other Resources

Students will be required to have white laboratory coat, safety glasses, pipette bulb, spatula, A4 hardback science notebook for laboratory practicals.

Examination hall required for final theory exam at end of the semester.

Additional Information

None