WAST07005 2013 WASTEWATER TREATMENT LABORATORY

General Details

Full Title
WASTEWATER TREATMENT LABORATORY
Transcript Title
WASTEWATER TREATMENT LAB
Code
WAST07005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
WAST - Waste Studies
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, Edel Costello, Lil Rudden
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 practical Module covers methods used for analysis and monitoring chemical, physical and microbiological parameters of wastewater treatment processes. Students work in teams and each team is responsible for the maintenance, operation and monitoring the efficiency of treatment of a laboratory-scale wastewater treatment system based on the activated sludge process.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Understand the operation of a secondary wastewater treatment process and be able to list the various parts of the treatment plant and their functions

2.

Work independently and in groups, safely, to carry out a range of analytical laboratory procedures related to the wastewater treatment process to include microbiological and chemical/physical methods as appropriate.

3.

Conduct the various analytical methods for monitoring the operation of a secondary wastewater treatment plant in a competent manner

4.

Complete calculations regarding the design and operation of a wastewater treatment plant

5.

Maintain detailed records of laboratory activities.

6.

Collate, summarise and present overall results on a data base and in a report

7.

Check compliance with the relevant regulations covering wastewater treatment.

Module Assessment Strategies

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module. Use of electronic spreadsheet in a timely manner and maintaining Labatory Record Book in order to assess thier record keepnig ability. Presentation of  laboratory acquired data in groups to assess their team work and presentaion skills.

 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None ENVR07004 200800 WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment process. Conduct the following analyses: BOD, COD, Suspended Solids, MLSS, MLVSS, SV, SVI, ammonia, nitrate, orthophosphate, coagulation, floccuation, microbiological examination of activated sludges, denitrification, sludge respiration rate, sludge solids content.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Laboratory Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 12 1,4,6
2 Record , collate and present laboratory acquired data Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 4,5,6
3 Upload results onto an electronic spreadsheet in a timely manner and maintain Laboratory Record Book Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 3,4,5,6
4 Accept feedback and constructive criticism Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
5 Compare results with the performance of other actual wastewater treatment plants and legal requirements Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 7

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 4 Weekly 4.00
Problem Based Learning Science Laboratory Pilot plant activities 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Hurst, C J. Crawford, R. L. Knudsen, G. R. McInerney, M. J. Linda D. Stetzenbach. Eds.  2002. Manual of Environmental Microbiology. Washington, D.C. ASM Pr

American Public Health Association 2005. 21st ed Standard methods for the examination of water & wastewater. Washington, DC :,Centennial ed EPA, 2001. Parameters of Water Quality.

Gray, N.F. (1990). Activated Sludge-Theory and Practice 1990. Oxford University Press.

EPA (1997). Wastewater Treatment Manuals - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Treatment. EPA Ireland

Eikelboom, D.H. & Van Buijsen, H.J.J. (1981). Microscopic Sludge Investigation Manual. TNO Research Institute for Environmental Hygiene, Delft, Netherlands. 
 
Other Resources

Moodle site and laboratory manual.

Additional Information

None