School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters

  • Monday 12 - Friday 16 March 2018: Date not confirmed

This course introduces the principles and practice of surface water and groundwater pollution control engineering.

You'll find out about the range of possible contaminants that may require treatment in engineered systems. We'll show you the fundamental physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that aid removal of pollutants from surface and groundwaters and the range of treatment options available for different types of pollutant. We'll introduce you to design practice for different types of treatment systems, and we'll highlight the importance of emerging issues in this subject area.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is particularly appropriate for all those involved in groundwater investigation and remediation investigations, particularly those working in the consulting and regulatory sectors. Although the course is designed to be appropriate for those just becoming involved in the subject area as well as those already with some knowledge, certain aspects of the material is at a more advanced level. Therefore some background in water chemistry is beneficial, and pre-course background learning material is available by request.

Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
Accredited by The Geological Society Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters accredited by The Geological Society

Objectives and Outline

Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll understand:

  • the manner in which pollutants move within groundwaters and surface waters
  • the requirements for collecting data suitable for the design of a water treatment system for a polluted freshwater
  • the fundamental physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that remove pollutants in treatment systems
  • the different types of treatment systems used for different types of pollutants
  • the approach to designing treatment systems for polluted groundwaters and surface waters
  • some of the key emerging issues that engineers of the future will have to tackle with respect to pollution control engineering

You'll also be able to:

  • describe the way in which surface water and groundwater pollutants move, and calculate their transit times
  • design a monitoring programme suitable for collecting data for treatment system design
  • apply fundamental chemical and biological principles to begin to determine how a particular pollutant could be removed from a freshwater
  • decide what type of treatment system is appropriate for a particular type of pollutant
  • make basic calculations of treatment system sizes
  • describe some of the emerging issues in the field of pollution control engineering

Course Outline

  • Sources and types of surface water groundwater contamination
  • Principles of Surface water and Groundwater Movement
  • Calculating surface water and groundwater transit times
  • Principles of freshwater pollution remediation
  • Identifying, characterising and quantifying pollution
  • Chemical and biological processes in treatment systems
  • Agricultural diffuse pollution: Characteristics, treatment system types and design practice
  • Mining pollution: Characteristics, treatment system types and design practice
  • Petroleum / organic pollution: Characteristics, treatment system types and design practice
  • Emerging challenges in the design and implementation of surface water and groundwater pollution treatment systems
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
Accredited by The Geological Society Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters accredited by The Geological Society
  • Monday 12 - Friday 16 March 2018: Date not confirmed

Further Information

Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters

Prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge

To attend the course, you should have a reasonable level of knowledge of the following topics:

  • competency in maths and chemistry above GCSE level (through undergraduate or work-based training/experience, if not at AS or A-level)

Please contact the Professional Development Unit if you require further information.

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8106) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Presenters

Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters

Fees

  • Pollution Control Engineering for Groundwaters and Surface Waters
    • £1325

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).