ENVR07042 2013 WATER and WASTEWATER TREATMENT THEORY

General Details

Full Title
WATER and WASTEWATER TREATMENT THEORY
Transcript Title
W and WWT Th
Code
ENVR07042
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Noel Connaughton
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SENVI_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection
Description

This module describes the nature, sources and composition of contaminants in water, municipal and industrial wastewaters as well as end products arising from treatment.  The module explains how to monitor and quantify pollutants and monitor the efficiency of technologies employed and the receiving environment to ensure compliance with legislation.   The module also explains the function and basic design parameters of the most commonly used processes for water treatment, wastewater treatment and residuals treatment.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain the function and design criteria of the main primary, secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment processes

2.

Explain the function and design criteria of the main treatment processes in typical water treatment plants

3.

Explain the function and design criteria of the main treatment processes in typical sludge treatment plants

4.

Explain how to assess the suitability of a site for a proposed on-site wastewater treatment process

5.

Explain how to establish appropriate management systems for the operation of various types of treatment plants

6.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks dealing with water, wastewater and sludge.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed using a combination of an end of semester final exam (60%) and continuous assessment (40%).

The first element of the continuous assessment will involve a number of short question assessments (total of 20%) to provide feedback to students on progress with their understanding of the subject.

The second element of the continuous assessment (20%) will involve a combination of individual reports on field trips to water or wasewater facilities and/or an individual or group assignment(s) requiring an in-depth review of a particular treatment process.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Water and wastewater treatment processes (suspended and attached growth; preliminary, primary, secondary & tertiary; coagulation, flocculation, settlement, filtration, disinfection, fluoridation, storage, and distribution).

Assessing the suitability of a site for a proposed on-site wastewater treatment system

Calculation of impact on receiving waters and quality required.

Preparation of on-going monitoring programme and management systems

Introduction to operation of treatment plants and associated environmental and health and safety issues.

Site visits to a number of facilities.

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 MCQs and Class Discussions Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Range of Continuous Assessments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Site Visits & Team Assignments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Theory Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lectures and tutorials 2 Weekly 2.00
Site Visit Offsite Site Visits 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study, research, reading and reflection 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Relevant extracts from Irish Environmental Protection Agency Water and Wastewater Treatment Manuals

Irish EPA (2009) CODE OF PRACTICE - WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS SERVING SINGLE HOUSES
(p.e. < 10)

Technical specifications for a range of On-Site Wastewater Treatment systems

Licences and Permits issued for wastewater treatment facilities

Irish EPA reports on the performance and management of water and wastewater facilities

 

 

Other Resources

Compulsory to attend all site visits to water and wastewater treatment facilities

Additional Information

None